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chocolate cupcake with caramel buttercream frosting

Salted Caramel Buttercream

If you are a fan of caramel and buttercream frosting, then you'll love this easy, sweet and salted caramel buttercream frosting from scratch.
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 1 cup butter, room temperature (2 sticks)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup caramel sauce.


  • Add room temperature butter and powdered sugar to a large mixing bowl or stand mixer.
  • Mix on low until smooth and creamy.
  • Slowly add salted caramel sauce to frosting while mixing on low. You can add 1/2 cup first, and then small amounts at a time to make sure it's to your taste.
  • Makes enough for a 2 layer, 8 inch cake or 18 cupcakes.


*If buttercream is too runny after adding caramel sauce, add 1/4-1/2 cup of powdered sugar to thicken up.
*If buttercream is too thick, add 1-2 Tbsp. of half and half or milk to buttercream.
Keyword caramel, frosting,, salted caramel