Caramel Frosting

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 452 calories
    • Calories 273 calories from fat
    • Fat 31 g
    • Sat Fat 20 g
    • Cholesterol 84 mg
    • Sodium 30 mg
    • Protein 1 g
    • Carbohydrate 45 g
    • Sugar 43 g
    • Fiber 0 g
    • Iron 0 mg
    • Calcium 43 mg

Using an electric mixer, beat the butter on high until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to low. Gradually add the sugar, then the dulce de leche, vanilla, and salt, and beat until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.

Ingredients

  1. Check 2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  2. Check 1 pound confectioners’ sugar (about 3 3/4 cups), sifted
  3. Check 1/2 cup prepared dulce de leche
  4. Check 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  5. Check pinch kosher salt

Directions

  1. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter on high until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Reduce mixer speed to low. Gradually add the sugar, then the dulce de leche, vanilla, and salt, and beat until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.