Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting

Looking for the ultimate caramel flavor to add to your cupcakes or cake layers? This Salted Caramel Frosting recipe is simply perfect to top your favorite cake recipes. The sweetness of the buttercream is balanced with salty caramel goodness for a fantastic complement to your baked cakes.

Caramel buttercream frosting pairs well with so many cake and cupcake flavors. Try it with Banana Cake, Vanilla Cupcakes, One Bowl Chocolate Cake or Classic Chocolate Cupcakes!

Salted Caramel Sauce – 1 cup granulated sugar – 6 tablespoons butter room temperature, cubed – ⅔ cup heavy cream – 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Buttercream Frosting – 4 ½ cups powdered sugar – 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature – 1-2 tablespoons heavy cream – ½ cup Salted Caramel Sauce from recipe above

Prepare your salted caramel sauce and let it cool.

Prepare your buttercream frosting, then add in salted caramel sauce once the frosting is smooth and shiny. 

Then spread the buttercream evenly over cooled cupcakes or cake. Drizzle the reserved salted caramel on top.

PRO TIP:  To test your buttercream for the right consistency, stick a rubber spatula straight down into the buttercream and pull it straight out. If the frosting has a loose curl that flops over, it’s too loose

Add some Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting to Some Vanilla Cupcakes!