Piece of warm yellow cake covered in Caramel frosting!

Quick Caramel Frosting

This Snack Cake with Caramel Frosting is as easy as it is satisfying!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Quick Caramel Frosting
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Amanda Rettke


  • 1/2 cup (100g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (113g) butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups (256g) confectioners sugar, sifted sifted
  • 1 teaspoon course Kosher salt


  1. Bring first 2 ingredients to a rolling boil in a 3 1/2-qt. saucepan over medium heat, whisking constantly.
  2. Stir in cream, and return to a boil; then remove from heat. Pour into the bowl of a heavy-duty electric stand mixer. Gradually beat in powdered sugar at medium speed, using whisk attachment; beat 7 to 10 minutes or until thickened. Use immediately.

  3. Sprinkle frosted cake with sea salt.