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A close up of frosting piped on cupcake like a rose

Caramel Frosting Buttercream

Buttery, rich and perfectly sweet, this easy to make Caramel Frosting Buttercream is perfect for cupcakes, layer cakes or midnight treats! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword buttercream, caramel, caramel icing, frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 262kcal


  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp caramel It should be thick. For store bought, I use Mrs. Richardsons
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • In your stand mixer, add butter and salt at medium low speed.
  • Next turn your mixer to down to low and slowly add confectioner’s sugar in small portions until all is added then turn the speed to medium high to combine.
  • Add heavy cream, caramel, and vanilla extract and mix until nice and fluffy.
  • Pipe or spread buttercream and serve.


Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 5mg | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 491IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg