This Homemade Caramel Frosting is one of my favorite frosting recipes. Caramel Buttercream is a perfectly smooth buttercream frosting that is perfect for cakes, cupcakes and filling!
I love all frosting, don’t get me wrong but I love the sweetness of this caramel buttercream frosting. It goes amazing with chocolate cake! Like seriously amazingly!
If you are looking for a rich, buttery, perfect home made buttercream recipe then you are in the right place! This buttercream frosting is loved by everyone who tries it!
Perfect Caramel Frosting!
If you have a sweet tooth this Caramel Buttercream Frosting is just right for you. It is sweeter than a lot of buttercream frostings because it has the addition of caramel sauce. Caramel Frosting does not have as firm of a texture as a classic vanilla buttercream because it has less powder sugar but it is still pipe able.
This caramel buttercream frosting is so tasty that when you are making it, you may be quite tempted to lick the bowl! Totally go for it! This is one recipe that I like to keep the spoon for myself to lick instead of passing it all off to the kids. 😉
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Perfect for Cakes, Cupcakes and filling!
If you are looking for a frosting that you can use to frost a cake this will make enough frosting for 2 8 inch round cake. It seriously is the Best caramel buttercream frosting recipe for frosting cakes!
Making cupcakes? This recipe will make enough frosting for 24 cupcakes. This caramel frosting goes perfect on cupcakes, I especially love it on chocolate cupcakes and vanilla cupcakes.
My favorite recipes to use homemade caramel icing with are Salted Caramel Cupcakes, Girl Scout Samoas Cookies Cupcakes, Chocolate Caramel Turtle Cupcakes and Chocolate Turtle Cake. You have to try them! I promise they will not disappoint!
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Tips for Making Homemade Frosting
I like to keep things as homemade as possible when I am baking. You can use store bought caramel sauce for this recipe or you can make homemade caramel sauce. If you are using homemade caramel then you want to make sure that the caramel is cooled completely before adding it to your buttercream frosting.
I always keep homemade vanilla extract on hand, but if you don’t have it you can totally use store bought vanilla extract.
My Frosting runny and did not fluff up. What do I do?
If you find your frosting to be running and is not fluffing up then add more confectioners sugar. At time the humidity where you live and in your home can mean that you need more powdered sugar. Add it little by little while mixing until you get the texture you are wanting.
How to Store Caramel Buttercream Frosting
The best Caramel buttercream frosting can be stored at room temperature for up to three days or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
How to Make Caramel Buttercream Fluffy after storing
When you bring it out of the refrigerator let it sit at room temperature for two hours. When you are going to use it, re-whip it for ten minutes in your stand mixer to bring it back to life.
How to Freeze Buttercream Frosting
You can freeze chocolate buttercream frosting for up to 3 months. I suggest using a freezer bag or a plastic container. if you are using a freezer bag be sure to squeeze all of tee air out of the bag before putting it in the freezer.
How many days in advanced can I make Buttercream frosting?
You can make this buttercream frosting 3 days in advanced of when you want to use it and store it at room temperature. You can make this buttercream frosting up to 2 weeks ahead of time if you are going to store it in the fridge.
Caramel Buttercream Frosting Ingredients
- confectioners sugar.
- caramel sauce.
- vanilla extract.
How to Make Caramel Buttercream
In a stand mixer bowl add the butter. Place the mixer bowl on the mixer stand and turn up to medium speed. Mix the butter until it is smooth..
Reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly pour in the confectioners sugar and mix until it is all incorporated.
Add the caramel sauce and the vanilla extract and turn the mixer speed up to medium.
Leave the mixer mixing for 5-10 minutes until the caramel frosting is light and fluffy.
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Caramel Buttercream Frosting
- In a stand mixer bowl add the butter. Place the mixer bowl on the mixer stand and turn up to medium speed. Mix the butter until it is smooth..
- Reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly pour in the confectioners sugar and mix until it is all incorporated.
- Add the caramel sauce and the vanilla extract and turn the mixer speed up to medium.
- Leave the mixer mixing for 5-10 minutes until the caramel frosting is light and fluffy.
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