Item# WLRECIP-8825

Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Item No. WLRECIP-8825
5 cups
Prep Time
45 min
Skill Level
Total Time
1 hr 30 min

Give your fall cakes and cupcakes a delicious topping with this salted caramel frosting recipe. This tasty recipe is similar to an Italian Meringue Buttercream frosting but made with a twist using homemade caramel sauce. This buttercream frosting is deliciously frosted on your favorite chocolate or yellow cake.



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  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 5 unpasteurized egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


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  • Small saucepan
  • Candy thermometer
  • Electric hand mixer or stand mixer



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  • Notes:

    • Pasteurized eggs may be used, but they do not whip up as well as regular eggs and will yield less frosting. Begin adding sugar syrup when eggs reach soft peaks.
    • A candy thermometer is absolutely necessary for this recipe. The temperatures of the sugar syrup are very important to ensure the sugar is caramelized and hot enough to cook the egg whites.
    • To Color: Use Icing Colors or food coloring to tint frosting to any color without disturbing the consistency of the frosting.
    • To Store: Leftover frosting can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Frosting can also be frozen for up to three months. Bring frosting back to room temperature and re-whip using a paddle attachment until it’s the correct consistency before reusing.

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