How To Make Salted Caramel Frosting

The easiest salted caramel frosting recipe ever! Use it to ice cakes, cupcakes and loaves…. or just eat it on it’s own!!

Salted Caramel Frosting

Last week I shared my easy 4 ingredient salted caramel sauce recipe with you. In case you missed it, it’s literally the easiest, yummiest, most crazy-amazing thing ever. Anyway, in that post I mentioned that you can turn your salted caramel sauce into a super easy salted caramel frosting… AND since then, I’ve received so many emails asking how to do exactly that. And so today, I’m going to share with you the easiest salted caramel frosting recipe ever. When you read it, you’ll wonder why you’ve never made it before!

Salted Caramel Frosting

Now if you’re not a fan of salted caramel (OMG what!!!??), you can of course leave the salt out of the sauce and simply make it into a caramel sauce. That way, you’ll get a lovely caramel frosting instead.

Salted Caramel Sauce

How to make Salted Caramel Frosting….

OK, so the first thing you need to do is to make a batch of the salted caramel sauce. If you have 10 minutes and 4 basic ingredients, you can do it. Honestly, it’s so easy. You don’t need a sugar thermometer or anything fancy at all.

Salted Caramel Sauce

Once you’re salted caramel sauce has cooled (and thickened), all you need to do is to pour it into a large bowl, or the bowl of a stand mixer. Add 2 cups (1/2 cup at a time) of sifted icing sugar and beat until smooth and creamy. Now you have a perfectly delicious creamy salted caramel frosting for your cakes, loaves and cupcakes. Ummm… did someone say delicious???

Salted Caramel Frosting

This recipe will make enough frosting to cover an entire 20cm round cake (including the sides). Alternatively, if you’re making a layer cake, you’ll have enough for a thick inner layer and a top layer. If you use the frosting sparingly, you might be able to stretch it enough to cover the sides (but I like my frosting nice and thick instead!).

Salted Caramel Frosting

If you want to keep some of your salted caramel sauce for drizzling over your cakes, desserts and brownies, then simply set aside 1/4 of the sauce and use 1 and 1/2 cups of icing sugar instead. Trust me, if you love salted caramel, then this recipe is going to blow your mind!

Salted Caramel Frosting

PS – I used this salted caramel frosting with my Layered Caramel Mud Cake and then drizzled some of the salted caramel sauce over the top! Oh and then I added Maltesers, jersey caramels and caramel Kit Kats… because that’s just the obvious thing to do. Make a cake and then make it even more sugarific… why the heck not! Stay tuned for my caramel mud cake recipe coming to the blog super soon.

 

Salted Caramel Frosting

How To Make Salted Caramel Frosting

The easiest salted caramel frosting recipe ever! Use it to ice cakes, cupcakes and loaves.... or just eat it on it's own!!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: basics, Dessert
Cuisine: dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Bake Play Smile

Instructions

  • Place the cooled salted caramel sauce into a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Add 2 cups of sifted icing mixture (1/2 cup at a time - beating in between additions).
  • Beat until smooth and creamy.
  • Spread over cakes, cupcakes and loaves.

 

Salted Caramel Frosting

How To Make Salted Caramel Frosting - Thermomix Method

Learn how to make salted caramel frosting in the Thermomix. The easiest salted caramel frosting recipe ever! Use it to ice cakes, cupcakes and loaves.... or just eat it on it's own!!
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Course: basics, Dessert
Cuisine: dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 1 quantity of salted caramel sauce click for the recipe
  • 2 cups icing mixture

Instructions

  • Place the icing sugar into the TM bowl and mix on Speed 9 for 10 seconds to remove any lumps.
  • Add the cooled salted caramel sauce into the TM bowl.
  • Whip on Speed 5 for 15 seconds or until completely combined, light and creamy.

 

 

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Stephanie

I can think of SO many great things to use this frosting with!! One that comes to mind are cupcakes that I used a similar (but not as good) frosting on top and then I topped that with caramel popcorn! MMMM…!! Definitely pinning this one! 🙂

Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid

This is so bad, but so good! I think I’d have to skip the cupcakes and just eat the icing straight out of the bowl! Caramelicious!

Johanna @ Green Gourmet Giraffe

This looks really good in the naughtiest of ways! I tried caramel frosting a year or two ago and it kept seizing when I added icing sugar to caramel but I am sure the recipe didn’t say to cool the caramel sauce so this is really useful to see – and your mud cake sounds amazing

Sonia Life Love Hiccups

OMG woman – what are you doing to me!!!! I am so making this and eating this and sharing this THANKYOU fro the bottom of my salted caramel loving heart xx