Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

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If there’s just one sauce you need to know how to make it’s Salted Caramel. You can pour salted caramel over ice cream, cakes, use it as a dipping sauce, there’s always a way to use salted caramel :). The first time I learned to make salted caramel I was taught to use a thermometer to get the exact, perfect consistency. However, awhile ago I came across an easy recipe on the Jamie Oliver website for a caramel sauce which didn’t need a thermometer. I slightly adapted the recipe to make it perfect for me 🙂

Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted Caramel Sauce | Salted Caramel Sauce can be poured over ice cream, cakes, cupcakes, desserts, use it as a dipping sauce, there's always a way to use salted caramel :) | https://www.cakieshq.com | Step 01

Start by pouring your water into a sauce pan.

 

Salted Caramel Sauce | Salted Caramel Sauce can be poured over ice cream, cakes, cupcakes, desserts, use it as a dipping sauce, there's always a way to use salted caramel :) | https://www.cakieshq.com | Step 02

Add your sugars.

 

Salted Caramel Sauce | Salted Caramel Sauce can be poured over ice cream, cakes, cupcakes, desserts, use it as a dipping sauce, there's always a way to use salted caramel :) | https://www.cakieshq.com | Step 03

And bring to a boil.

 

Salted Caramel Sauce | Salted Caramel Sauce can be poured over ice cream, cakes, cupcakes, desserts, use it as a dipping sauce, there's always a way to use salted caramel :) | https://www.cakieshq.com | Step 04

You want to get a nice golden brown colour.

 

Salted Caramel Sauce | Salted Caramel Sauce can be poured over ice cream, cakes, cupcakes, desserts, use it as a dipping sauce, there's always a way to use salted caramel :) | https://www.cakieshq.com | Step 05

Add in the butter and whisk until incorporated.

 

Salted Caramel Sauce | Salted Caramel Sauce can be poured over ice cream, cakes, cupcakes, desserts, use it as a dipping sauce, there's always a way to use salted caramel :) | https://www.cakieshq.com | Step 06

Add your heavy cream.

 

Salted Caramel Sauce | Salted Caramel Sauce can be poured over ice cream, cakes, cupcakes, desserts, use it as a dipping sauce, there's always a way to use salted caramel :) | https://www.cakieshq.com | Step 07

Followed by vanilla extract. Can you see the little speckles of vanilla in the photo? That’s because it’s my homemade vanilla extract.

Give it all a stir and make sure it’s all incorporated.

 

Salted Caramel Sauce | Salted Caramel Sauce can be poured over ice cream, cakes, cupcakes, desserts, use it as a dipping sauce, there's always a way to use salted caramel :) | https://www.cakieshq.com | Step 08

Add in the sea salt and give it another stir.

 

Salted Caramel Sauce | Salted Caramel Sauce can be poured over ice cream, cakes, cupcakes, desserts, use it as a dipping sauce, there's always a way to use salted caramel :) | https://www.cakieshq.com | Step 09

Leave to cool. Once cooled you can transfer it to a (sterilized) jar.

If the caramel is too thick after cooling you can use some water to thin it out. If you want a more fudge like caramel you can boil the caramel a little longer. Be very careful with that though, the caramel will thicken really quickly if you put it back on the heat again. The caramel can be kept in the fridge for about 2 weeks.

 

Salted Caramel Sauce | Salted Caramel Sauce can be poured over ice cream, cakes, cupcakes, desserts, use it as a dipping sauce, there's always a way to use salted caramel :) | https://www.cakieshq.com | Step 10

You can pour the caramel onto ice cream, cakes, cupcakes, brownies, into some hot chocolate, the possibilities are endless!

Try it out and let me know what you think. Tag me or use #bakecakies so I can see what you’ve come up with!

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Salted Caramel Sauce | Salted Caramel Sauce can be poured over ice cream, cakes, cupcakes, desserts, use it as a dipping sauce, there's always a way to use salted caramel :) | https://www.cakieshq.com

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Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce
Salted Caramel Sauce can be poured over ice cream, cakes, cupcakes, desserts, use it as a dipping sauce, there's always a way to use salted caramel 🙂
Gezouten Karamel Saus | Gezouten Karamel Saus kan je schenken over ijs, taarten, cupcakes, desserts of gebruik het als dip saus, gezouten karamel is altijd wel te gebruiken :) | http://www.cakies.nl
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Type Toppings
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Ingredients
Type Toppings
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
portion
Ingredients
Gezouten Karamel Saus | Gezouten Karamel Saus kan je schenken over ijs, taarten, cupcakes, desserts of gebruik het als dip saus, gezouten karamel is altijd wel te gebruiken :) | http://www.cakies.nl
Votes: 9
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Bring water and sugar to a boil. Boil for roughly 3-4 minutes, till the sugar turns golden brown and starts to bubble. Do NOT use a whisk or spoon to stir. If needed, pick up the pan and give it a light swirl. Keep a close eye on the sugar till you see it turn a nice gold brown colour.
  2. Take the pan off the heat and add the butter. Use a whisk to stir in the butter.
  3. When the butter is fully incorporated add the heavy cream and vanilla extract and mix till incorporated. Add the salt, stir some more and leave to cool. The salted caramel will thicken a bit more as it cools.
  4. Use the caramel in a recipe or pour over ice cream, cakes, dip some fruit in it, the possibilities are endless!
Recipe Notes

Please note that the cup measurements in this recipe are approximate. I have added cups for those that prefer using cups. The recipe is most accurate using weights measurements.

  • If the caramel is too thick after cooling you can use some water to thin it out.
  • If you want a more fudge like caramel you can boil the caramel a little longer. Be very careful with that though, the caramel will thicken really quickly if you put it back on the heat again.
  • The caramel can be kept in the fridge for about 2 weeks.

4 comments

  1. Jenny
    30 January 2018

    What is a “t” teaspoon of sea salt?

    1. 4 February 2018

      Oops, that’s a typo. It should be 1 teaspoon. I’ve adjusted it in the recipe. Thanks for letting me know!

  2. Betty
    26 February 2017

    I really wish the measurements were in reg measurements
    Plz

    1. 26 February 2017

      Hi Betty,
      For me regular measurements are metric 🙂
      However, I know many of my visitors enjoy my recipes and prefer using US Cups. So I’m currently adding approximate US Cup measurements to all of my recipes. It’s quite a bit of work to convert all my recipes, but I know it’ll be worth it. I’ll put this one at the top of my list to convert this week so you can enjoy it too! 😀

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