Salted butter caramel

One of my biggest obsessions is caramel sauce. Not only do I love the taste, I find it to be one of the most versatile sauces in the kitchen. Whether you’re adding it to a frappuccino in the morning, mixing it in with your favorite brownie recipe or eating it straight out of the jar, it is always delicious and memorable. Though I’ve made caramel in the past , once I saw this recipe for Salted Butter Caramel from Smitten Kitchen, I was sold on doing another batch.

This recipe is one of the easiest I’ve ever worked with. It requires only 3 ingredients and takes just a few minutes to make.

1 cup sugar
6 tablespoons of salted butter (good quality)
1/2 cup plus two tablespoons heavy cream, at room temperature

The rich, buttery, salty taste of this caramel is absolutely addicting. I’ve had to hide it in a far corner of the fridge so it’s not always in front of my face, flirting with me and asking me to eat all of it.

In hopes of avoiding that, I used a good amount of it and layered it between some brownies. You guessed it…they too turned out amazing. I used an old recipe, and since I had more than enough caramel sauce, I layered a good amount of it in between the brownies.

The result was gooey, chewy, sweet and salty chocolate goodness. They were gone in a few hours but their memory is still with us.

My iPhone photography skills are not the best, but in the above pictures you can actually see the caramel layered inside the brownies. Success!

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