Homemade Ingredients

Microwave Salted Caramel Sauce

4.72 from 14 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.

img_5972

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!

img_5977

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

img_5987

Get more Microwave recipes including my collection of 100 Mug Meal recipes.

Microwave Salted Caramel Sauce

4.72 from 14 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.

 

Submit your own photos of this recipe

1 Images

Tessgirl

121
Comments & Reviews

avatar

newest oldest most useful
Joy
Member
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,

Peedledink
Member
Peedledink
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 »

Mallory
Member
Mallory
6 days ago

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

Charm
Guest
Charm
23 days 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.

Hajirs
Member
Hajirs
2 months ago

Will the sugar dissolve and aftr it cools will it become sugary or not

sedara
Guest
sedara
2 months ago

Hi gemma what kind cream can i use?

Juliene Amane
Guest
Juliene Amane
6 months ago

Oh my gosh this is so good. I just tried making this now with whatever brand I have available at the moment in my pantry. Next time I’ll get better brands of cream and butter. I also hope my grocery will have dark brown sugar back in stock by then. I put a little bit more than 3 tsp of this homemade salted caramel syrup in my regular coffee and voila! I got my own caramel macchiato which I’ve been craving for days now. Thank you so much!

Jackie Henderson
Member
10 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

Raufikat
Guest
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
Guest
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????

About Us

Meet Gemma

About Us

Meet Gemma

Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, and I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere! No matter your skills, I have you covered. Sign up for my FREE weekly emails and join millions of other Bold Bakers in the community for new recipes, baking techniques, and more every week!

Bigger Bolder Baking Crazy Cookie Dough Baking Kit features all the dry ingredients you need to make 12 BIG, bakery-style cookies shipped right to your doorstep.