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Have you ever found yourself scouring supermarket shelves, desperately searching for that perfect jar of salted caramel sauce? Well, let me share a little secret with you – making it at home is easier than you think!

When I first started making cakes, I used to dash around supermarkets, hunting for jars of salted caramel. Little did I know, all the ingredients for this delicious sauce were already sitting in my kitchen cupboard. Now, I always make a triple or quadruple batch and stash it in the freezer for whenever those sweet cravings hit.

With just four simple ingredients – sugar, butter, whipping cream, and a touch of salt – you can whip up a batch of this irresistible salted caramel sauce in no time. And let me tell you, the taste? Absolutely divine. Whether you’re drizzling it over a decadent chocolate cake, swirling it into creamy buttercream frosting, or using it as a filling for cupcakes, this versatile sauce adds a burst of flavor to any dessert. And here’s the best part – you can make it just the way you like it. Prefer a regular caramel sauce? Simply omit the salt. Want that perfect balance of sweet and salty? Add a teaspoon of salt and watch the magic happen.

Once you try homemade salted caramel sauce, you’ll never go back to store-bought again. And the convenience? Well, let’s just say, you’ll wonder why you ever bothered with those supermarket trips in the first place. So, why not give this homemade salted caramel sauce recipe a try? Trust me, your taste buds will thank you later. And for more mouthwatering dessert ideas, check out  the Hershey’s chocolate cake recipe or indulge in some vanilla cupcakes with salted caramel frosting. Happy baking!

Salted Caramel Recipe

A combination of salty and sweet thick, goey caramel sauce that you can use on top of desserts and inside cake fillings.
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert


  • 200 g granulated sugar
  • 85 g unsalted butter
  • 120 ml whipping cream
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Heat the sugar in a saucepan until golden color and completely melted.
  • Add the butter with continuous stirring.
  • Once the sugar and butter are well mixed, slowly pour in the whipping cream with continuous stirring.
  • Add the salt, stir till combined and then stop stirring and let it boil for 1 minute.
  • Remove the salted caramel from the heat and allow it to cool completely before using. You can store in the fridge overnight for a thicker sauce.


Keyword caramel, salted caramel

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