Salted Caramel Frosting

- Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck

Pair your favorite cake with Salted Caramel Frosting. A pinch of sea salt sets this frosting apart from other caramel frostings.

Hands-on time: 20 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Yields: Makes 5 cups


1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

1 cup butter

1/3 cup heavy cream

4 cups powdered sugar, sifted

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

How to Make It

Bring first 2 ingredients to a rolling boil in a 3 1/2-qt. saucepan over medium heat, whisking constantly.

Stir in cream, and return to a boil; remove from heat. Pour into bowl of a heavy-duty electric stand mixer. Gradually beat in powdered sugar and vanilla at medium speed, using whisk attachment; beat 7 to 10 minutes or until thickened. Use immediately. Sprinkle frosted cake with sea salt.


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