Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup salted caramel sauce, at room temperature
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream

Make the frosting:

  1. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer or with your hand mixer, cream butter on medium high speed for about 3 to 4 minutes. Add vanilla extract and salted caramel sauce; mix until combined, scraping down the sides as needed.
  2. Add 1 cup of powdered sugar and salt; beat on low until powdered sugar is incorporated. Add heavy cream and then add more powdered sugar until desired consistency is achieved.
  3. Increase speed to medium, and beat until smooth and well combined for another 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
  4. Prepare a piping bag and fill with frosting.