Salted caramel buttercream is the epitome of the term “sweet and salty.” And when I think about the perfect combination of sweet and salty I can attest that this buttercream recipe by Heather from Sprinkle Bakes truly is what she calls the “holy grail” of salted caramel buttercream recipes.
You see, Heather was on the hunt for the perfect salted caramel buttercream recipe but came up short one too many times. So she did what anyone in the baking world would do in her predicament. Put together the bits and pieces you like from other recipes and adapt them until you find the perfect flavor and texture combination for your very own frosting.
Great job Heather! We in the baking community are grateful for your tenacity.
The full cupcake recipe can be found on her website. But I am just going to provide you with the buttercream recipe. So ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, I present to you the best salted caramel buttercream you will ever pipe:
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 stick salted butter
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar