Salted Caramel Frosting

Salted Caramel Frosting is a deliciously indulgent topping perfect for cakes, cupcakes, and other baked treats. The combination of sweet caramel with a hint of salt creates a complex flavor that elevates any dessert. Here’s how to make it from scratch.


For the Salted Caramel:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)

For the Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons salted caramel (recipe follows)
  • Additional sea salt, for sprinkling (optional)


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