Homemade Caramel Frosting Recipe with real melted caramel whipped inside. This easy caramel buttercream is perfect for cookies, cakes and cupcakes.
As I asked Kinslee what cakes she’d like to share with you on this collection of delicious cakes, she immediately said “Caramel Cake with Caramel Frosting!”.
I had never in my life made a caramel cake or caramel frosting, and I really had no idea that she loved caramel as much as she does. Give me a challenge, though, and I’ll take it! So over a stretch of 5 days or so, we tested homemade caramel icing recipes for cake. The cake itself is coming soon…I apologize for making you wait!
But for now…caramel buttercream frosting. An easy frosting recipe that is new to us, yet quickly is becoming a favorite.
I wanted to use melted caramels in this recipe, so simply melted together Kraft caramel bits and evaporated milk until it was smooth and creamy.
The most important step in this recipe is to make sure that the melted caramel mixture is 100% cooled off before beating it into the cream cheese & butter mixture. If the caramel is warm at all, it will melt the butter and the texture of your frosting will not be what you expect.
So please. Plan ahead and give that caramel time to cool.
Once it has cooled, simply beat it into the butter/cream cheese mixture for 2-3 minutes until the frosting is infused with caramel.
And the leftover caramel bits you’ll have from this recipe? Melt them and drizzle over cakes, cupcakes or cookies.
Looks delicious, right?!