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Caramel Frosting


Tags: baking, dessert, sweets

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup plus more as necessary heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 (16 oz) box confectioner's sugar
  • 2 cups optional for garnish finely chopped black walnuts

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Melt butter in saucepan. Add brown sugar and cream. Cook over medium-low heat for about 2 minutes, until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Transfer to a large bowl.

Using a handheld electric mixer, beat in confectioner’s sugar until smooth. If frosting is too thick, add 1 tablespoon heavy cream at a time until consistency is right.

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