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Microwave Salted Caramel Sauce

4.72 from 25 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

4.72 from 25 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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SA Smith
1 year 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 »

Joy
1 year 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,

13 days ago

Can I use regular white sugar, Gemma

Mamakershie
27 days ago

Thanks Gemma this recipe is so easy I was a bit dubious at first but definitely my go to caramel sauce now 😄

Claire0511
1 month ago

Made this sauce today but very runny microwave it for 3 min in total but I think it’s cause of the cream I used Elmlea single light cream? Maybe wrong cream and it was very dark in colour should I have used elmlea double cream x

Claire0511
1 month ago

Hi Gemma can I use this for short cake millionaire ? Xx

Gabriella
Gabriella
1 month ago

Hello! I was curious on whether this recipe could be halfed. I definitely want to try it but I don’t need that much caramel sauce.

Claire0511
1 month ago

Can I use this in the no bake twix cheese cake ? X

Mallory
2 months ago

Can you replace the cream with whole or low-fat milk?

Charm
Charm
3 months ago

Hello Gemma, as a baker I sometimes go for the easy option and buy certain things that I could possibly make myself. I’m extremely happy with how this turned out and how easy it was to make…wow. The test will be when I use it on a chocolate cake in a few days…wish me luck.

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