Caramel Frosting recipe

Caramel Frosting

This recipe is for Caramel Frosting that is perfect for decorating cakes or cupcakes. This creamy, caramel frosting will give your baked goods a delicious and sweet finishing touch.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Servings: 12
  • Calories: 256kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 44g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 25mg
  • Sodium: 53mg
  • Potassium: 42mg
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 43g
  • Vitamin A: 295IU
  • Calcium: 25mg
  • Iron: 0.2mg


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add brown sugar and milk to the melted butter and stir until combined.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly.
  4. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Remove pan from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
  6. Add powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and salt to the pan and mix until smooth.
  7. If the frosting is too thick, add a little more milk until it reaches the desired consistency.
  8. Spread frosting over cooled cake or cupcakes.

Additional Notes:

  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 12
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

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