Caramel frosting makes for one of the most delicious things known to mankind. Explore this article for two easy-to-put-together caramel frosting recipes.

Caramel Frosting Recipe

Cakes are really a treat for the eyes and even a treat for the taste buds. All in all, cakes are a treat for the senses; it’s really as simple as that. Cakes, however, come in two main varieties. In other words, cakes come either with frosting or without frosting. What is frosting? Frosting is that delicious layer of sweetness that makes an otherwise boring cake fun. A true lover of cakes and frosting will tell you that a cake is best had when it is blessed with a gooey layer of frosting. Go ahead and read on to establish plains of familiarity with two delectable caramel frosting recipes. The first recipe is one that does not involve the use of butter in its making, while the second recipe is one that does involve butter in its making. However, butter or no butter, the ingredients in both of these frosting recipes have it in them to leave you craving for more.

How To Make Caramel Frosting 

Caramel Frosting Without Cream  

You Will Need
  • 1 cup powdered Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp Water
  • Putting this recipe together is really not that difficult. All you need is a small dosage of patience and an even smaller dosage of hard work. Begin by adding the water, butter and the brown sugar to a saucepan. Once you do this, you can go ahead and mix the three ingredients with a wooden spoon.
  • With the water, butter and brown sugar mixed thoroughly, it’s time for you to place your saucepan on a source of heat. The source of heat here, however, need not be a blazing furnace. All you need here is a gentle flame or a medium-high flame. Place the saucepan on the flame and cook the mixture until it begins to melt and then boil. While the mixture is reaching its boiling point, you will have to make it a point to stir occasionally.
  • Once you notice that the mixture has begun to boil, you will have to let it boil for a minimum of two minutes, while also stirring continuously. Right after you are done with this, you can go ahead and take the mixture off the heat.
  • Wait for a few minutes; this will give the mixture enough time to cool down. Once you know for sure that the mixture is cool enough, you can go ahead and add the vanilla extract and the powdered sugar to it. Do this according to the consistency you are expecting out of your frosting. With this step and all of the above mentioned steps done with; you can take it for granted that your frosting is ready!

Caramel Frosting With Cream  

You Will Need
  • 2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup heavy Cream
  • 3 tbsp unsalted Butter
  • 1 ½ tsp Vanilla extract
  • Depending on your love for cream, this caramel frosting recipe with cream really has what it takes to tease and please your taste buds. You can begin by adding the two cups of brown sugar and heavy cream to a medium sized saucepan that also has a heavy bottom.
  • With a wooden spoon, mix both the brown sugar and the heavy cream well. Right after you are done with the mixing, place the saucepan on a medium-high flame and wait until it melts and then begins to the boil. During the waiting period, don’t stay idle, you will have to make it a point to stir the mixture as constantly as possible.
  • As soon you notice the mixture boiling, cover the saucepan and let the contents simmer for around two minutes. This will ensure that the sugar melts completely. Proceed to remove the lid and inspect the contents of the saucepan. If you see whole sugar crystals in the pan, you will have to manually remove them. The sugar crystals are most likely to stick to the sides of the pan, so get them off from there.
  • You will now have to cook the mixture until it reaches 238° F, and that is to be precise. To check if the contents of the saucepan have arrived at the right temperature, you can use a candy thermometer.
  • Once you know that the mixture has arrived at the right temperature, you can go ahead and take the mixture off the heat. Allow the mixture to cool down for at least an hour. This is what will help it arrive at a desirable temperature.
  • You can now proceed to add vanilla to the mixture and beat it until the mixture reaches its desired consistency. The caramel frosting is ready now. For best results with your frosting, use it right away. In case your frosting is too thick, you can always correct the issue by adding hot water to it and beating it until it thins down!

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