When choosing between dessert flavors at a bakery, ice cream shop, etc., if there is salted caramel, there is a good chance that I will be giving that a try (unless there is mint oreo/cookies & cream - then there would be a tough decision to make!). I just love salted caramel flavors. I'm sure I've said it before that while I like sweets, I don't necessarily crave them (give me chips and cheese please!), but what I may not have said is that if it's a salty sweet - well, that's a whole new ballgame there!
Sadly, I haven't made many salted caramel flavors before... but I'm hoping that will change. Starting with this amazing, yet simple, frosting.
Salted Caramel Frosting
2 sticks butter, room temperature
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup salted caramel (homemade or store bought*)
3 1/2 - 4 cups powdered sugar
*If you can't find store bought Salted Caramel sauce simply add about 1 teaspoon of sea salt to the caramel)
With an electric mixer, cream together cream cheese and butter until thoroughly blended.
Pour in Caramel and mix until combined.
Slowly mix in powdered sugar, beating for a few minutes until the frosting is light and fluffy.
Source: Baked Bree