February 3, 2016

Easy Caramel Buttercream Frosting


Ever since I was a kid I have loved caramel and butterscotch.  There is something about the sticky sweetness that I can’t get enough of.  I love them on ice cream sundaes, in candy, on cookies, swirled into anything, and yes, straight from the spoon.  DSC_0002

This caramel buttercream frosting does not disappoint on flavor.  Spread this on brownies, cake, cupcakes, or eat it straight from the bowl–it’s packed with caramel.  It’s a very straight forward, American buttercream. DSC_0009

Begin by creaming 1 C of unsalted butter, then mix in your sugar, and finally about 1/3 C caramel sauce.  What makes this simple is that you can use store bought or make your own.  You can also make a variation for a salted caramel frosting by using salted butter.  Just make sure to taste as you go to get the right level of salty sweet.DSC_0003

Caramel Buttercream Frosting
Simply sweet caramel buttercream
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  1. 1 C Unsalted Butter, softened
  2. 3 C Powdered Sugar
  3. 1/3 C caramel Sauce
  1. Cream butter until smooth and creamy
  2. Mix in sugar 1 C at a time until incorporated
  3. Stir in caramel
  1. Add an additional 1/2 C Sugar if the frosting is too sticky
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