Easy Salted Caramel Frosting

The past few weeks have been insane! I have been working on A Perfect Paleo Thanksgiving like a crazy lady. (I think I am crazy now!) Because it had to be finished BEFORE Thanksgiving I put off a lot of good things, like my lovely little blog.

Another bump in the road was me pitting an avocado last week that resulted in me driving myself to the ER with my 6 month old and my little sister in tow. I was there for over 4 hours, and my thumb still isn’t healed. That set me back a bit.
I feel bad that I’ve neglected my blog, but the cookbook is finally finished and it is awesome. Hopefully that makes up for it.
If that doesn’t, maybe this frosting will.

It is SO easy to make. My husband’s family gets together once a month for family dinner. We take turns hosting, and it was my turn in October. With everything else going on in October, I needed to make something really easy. I admit, I used a boxed GF cake mix. I’m ashamed. This is not something I ever do! If I use a cake mix, it is not for making a cake. But I was short on time and energy and I had it on hand. I figured that if I used a cake mix, I at least needed to make a killer frosting. This fit the bill.
Notice the Cranium box? My hubby took this picture so that we could cut the cake and start playing. I was juggling the baby and was grateful for his help.
Not only did it look beautiful, but it was smooth, creamy, with a nice hint of salt. So easy too! 
Dulce de leche is kind of like a cheater’s caramel, without actually cheating. 
I found it in the baking aisle of my grocery store.
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Easy Salted Caramel Frosting

by Flippin’ Delicious

Ingredients (Frosts 1 cake (2 layer 9 inch)
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 14 oz. can dulce de leche
  • 1-2 Tbs. milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
Instructions
Beat the softened butter until smooth and creamy.
Add the powdered sugar, 1/2 c. at a time, until you have added it all. It will be very powdery.
Add the can of dulce de leche and mix until smooth.
Add the salt and adjust the consistency of the frosting with 1-2 Tbs. of milk, if desired.
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