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caramel buttercream frosting swirls on cupcakes with a bowl of store-bought caramel behind

Caramel Buttercream Frosting

Kachina @ Sweet Mouth Joy
A deliciously sweet and creamy caramel flavoured American buttercream frosting

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Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings




  • Beat the butter (either by hand, using an electric mixer or stand mixer) until pale, light and fluffy. This could take several minutes.
  • Sieve half of the powdered icing sugar into the butter and beat until combined, then repeat this with the remaining half of powdered icing sugar.
  • Add in the caramel and salt (if using), mixing until only just smooth. Use to frost your cupcakes, cakes, brownies, etc. and enjoy!


  • It's best to use the thick store-bought caramel sauce. This usually comes in a tin or jar like the Carnation brand caramel. The squeezy kind will give you a thinner frosting.


Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 7mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 293IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is an estimate based on an online nutritional calculator, actual values may vary.

Keyword Buttercream, Caramel, Frosting, Gluten-Free
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