This salted caramel frosting is the perfect combination of sweet and salty.
Without a doubt, this salted caramel frosting is hands down one of my favorite frostings! It pairs well with so many different cake flavors, especially my chocolate cake.
The key to this frosting is using homemade caramel. I’ve tried making the frosting with Trader Joe’s salted caramel, and while it’s still good, it’s not as good. The good news, making your own homemade caramel is a cinch!
You’ll first combine the sugar, water and corn syrup in a saucepan over medium heat. After your stir the mixture for a couple minutes to dissolve the sugar, you then just step back and let it do it’s thing.
You’re looking for the mixture to boil and turn an amber color. This takes a little while, but don’t walk away. Once the mixture starts to change color, it gets to this gorgeous amber color quick.
After the sugar is caramelized, you simply add some cream, vanilla, salt and vinegar. Easy peasy!
The caramel needs to be room temperature before using in the frosting.
I almost always make double of the recipe caramel recipe so I have enough to drizzle on the cake and between layers.