Make someone happy today -- bake a cake!
So says Betty Crocker.
I did that one day and made quite a few people happy.
The frosting I used was a new recipe I adapted from Pintrest
using a home cooked caramel.
Fluffy and very delicious!
SALTED CARAMEL FROSTING
1 cup butter at room temperature
8 oz. cream cheese
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup salted caramel, recipe following
Beat butter and cream cheese until light and creamy.
Add 2 cups powdered sugar and beat until combined.
Add 1 cup salted caramel and beat until thoroughly mixed.
1 cup sugar
4 tbsp. water
2 tbsp. light corn syrup
½ cup heavy cream
2 tbsp. butter
½ tsp. lemon juice
½ tsp. salt (sea or kosher)
Combine sugar, water and syrup in large saucepan over medium heat.
Stir with wooden spoon until sugar is dissolved.
Cover saucepan and let cook for 3 minutes.
Remove lid; increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil.
Do not stir but rather swirl liquid around to caramel doesn't burn.
Continue to cook until caramel turns a light amber color.
Remove from heat; let stand 30 seconds.
Pour heavy cream into mixture. Be careful, mixture will bubble and is very hot.
Stir mixture; add butter, lemon juice and salt stirring until combined.
Allow to cool until thick and lukewarm before using in frosting.
Refrigerate extra and use on ice cream.