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Microwave Salted Caramel Sauce

4.67 from 9 votes
Learn how to make Microwave Salted Caramel Sauce, a quick and easy recipe to use on ice cream or any dessert for caramel lovers.

Hi Bold Bakers!

A Salted Caramel Sauce that I don’t have to stand over, anxiously waiting for it to turn color? Yes, please! You can do it, too, with my Microwave Salted Caramel Sauce recipe.

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I’m sure you’re not surprised by this recipe considering what you have seen me make in a microwave previously. Since the beginning of Bigger Bolder Baking I have made my microwave work for me. This Caramel sauce is an all-in-one kinda deal, meaning all your ingredients in the 1 jug, mix, microwave and done. Bigger Bolder Baking is about giving you the confidence to bake anytime, anywhere. You don’t just need an oven to bake and recipes do not have to be complicated to give you amazing results, like my Microwave Salted Caramel Sauce!

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The result you can see for yourself – a rich caramel sauce that will be a happy addition to any sundae, french toast, pudding…everything!

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Microwave Salted Caramel Sauce

4.67 from 9 votes
Learn how to make Microwave Salted Caramel Sauce, a quick and easy recipe to use on ice cream or any dessert for caramel lovers.
Author: adapted from instructables.com
Servings: 1 1/2 cups
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Learn how to make Microwave Salted Caramel Sauce, a quick and easy recipe to use on ice cream or any dessert for caramel lovers.
Author: adapted from instructables.com
Servings: 1 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons (2oz/60g) butter
  • 1/2 cup (4oz/115g) cream
  • 1 cup (6oz/175g) dark brown sugar (dark sugar has more of a caramel flavor)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a large measuring jug, combine the brown sugar, butter and cream.
  • Microwave the mixture for 1 minute, stir then microwave another 30 seconds more. In total cook for 1.30-2 minutes. Just note it will bubble up as it cooks so keep an eye on it. Once it's golden caramel in color it will be done.
  • After you take it out of the microwave, add in the vanilla and salt and whisk it until it's nice and smooth and a uniform color. You want to do this immediately so it all comes together well.
  • At this point, you can taste it and decide if you want to add more salt or vanilla!
  • When you take it out of the fridge, you should heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time and stir after every cycle. Keep that up until it's nice and fluid again. This caramel sauce should be good for a couple weeks refrigerated.

 

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Jackie Henderson
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3 months ago

Hi Gemma, I’ve just made this sauce for the first time. It’s so easy to make and tastes delicious. Thank you x

Joy
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Joy
6 months ago

Hi Gemma, love all your recipes, thank you! I am a lover of butterscotch and caramel and want to make your salted caramel sauce, but,not using regular sugars, can I use substitute sugar replacements?? If so which kind and what quantity, thanking you in advance,

Peedledink
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Peedledink
11 months ago

When I first saw this recipe I had to try it as I often need a caramel sauce and the store bought ice cream caramel tastes like nothing. I usually buy the butterscotch just for some flavor. I didn’t have any cream of any kind when I decided to make this recipe so I used what I had, 2% milk. I wasn’t expecting much but was hopeful that it would at least pass for caramel sauce. I was so pleased when I tasted it. It was actual caramel sauce. Since then I have only used the 2% milk to make… Read more »

Raufikat
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Raufikat
1 year ago

Hi Gemma,

Thank you for this recipe. I plan to try it this weekend, but I was wondering if the container has to be glass? I don’t have anything large enough, but I do in plastic.
Thanks!

KostasfromGreece
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KostasfromGreece
1 year ago

Actually, I have both Milk and butter. Can i make cream with those two? If i can’ t please tell me how????

KostasfromGreece
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KostasfromGreece
1 year ago

Oh my god, I love this but… I would really like a video about how to make cream????????

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Deirdre StLuke
1 year ago

Oh my god. I just made this. I think I saw the divine. Thank you, Gemma.

asmaa
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asmaa
1 year ago

what cream does it have to be? double cream,single cream,full fat milk,skimmed milk?
i live in England so i don’t think we have any normal plain cream here

kbalbuen
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kbalbuen
1 year ago

Hi Gemma!!! I tried to upload photos of my finished products and asked you questions however, I have not received any reply from you. May I know to what type of cake is salted caramel can be best paired??? Thanks!!! Hope to hear from you.

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Hi Gemma!

I’m using a halogen oven which also functions as a microwave. I wonder what thermostat should I set it to?

Thank you! 🙂 I love your chocolate chip cookie, I do them all the time!

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