Salted Caramel Butter Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This rich, decandent dessert sauce is perfect as a topping on ice cream, cakes, or whipped cream.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 177.44 ml sugar
  • 78.07 ml whipping cream, plus
  • 29.58 ml whipping cream
  • 118.29 ml salted butter, diced


  1. Place the sugar in a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat.
  2. Cook the sugar until it melts and begins to turn a caramel colour.
  3. Give the caramel a stir to blend in any uncooked sugar.
  4. Once all the sugar has turned to liquid caramel, remove the pan from the heat and dip the base of the pan into cold water VERY BRIEFLY to stop the caramel from cooking further.
  5. Carefully stir in the cream (the mixture may splatter and foam), add the butter, and place the pan over low heat, stirring until all the caramel is dissolved.
  6. Let cool slightly before servinng.
  7. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Great sauce! I made 2 batches. After the first batch, instead of dipping the pot into cold water, I took it off the heat and gently stirred in the other ingredients.

commercesd May 16, 2014

This 'sauce' is definitely good over cake & ice cream, but we also enjoyed it spread on toasted winter wheat bread ~ REALLY, REALLY NICE! And unusual enough to be included in my cookbook of gift ideas! Thanks for sharing this keeper of a recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in New Kids on the Block]

Sydney Mike February 20, 2009