Caramel frosting recipe

Caramel Frosting Recipe

How to make caramel frosting?

A rich caramel frosting is used to frost a variety of baby shower cakes. This recipe works especially well with the classic chocolate cake or the sour cream chocolate cake.


Don’t overdo it with the frosting. Since it is so sweet, you may want to use it as a glaze as opposed to a frosting.

Caramel Frosting Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • Vanilla, to taste


  1. In a heavy saucepan, mix butter, cream, brown sugar and salt.
  2. Slowly bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Add vanilla.
  5. Gradually add powdered sugar.
  6. Use more or less powdered sugar, depending on the consistency you desire.