Quick & Easy Vegan Caramel Sauce

I recently made the most wonderful cake, topped off with a vegan caramel sauce inspired by this caramel frosting recipe from Domino Sugar. The original recipe made enough to frost a whole cake, but I just needed a little something for a topping. It’s fast and easy to make, delicious, and will make your cake look so fancy!

Make Vegan Caramel Sauce
Vegan Caramel Sauce
1/4 cup margarine, softened
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup plain unsweetened almond milk
Approximately 1 C confectioners’ sugar

Melt butter in saucepan; stir in brown sugar and salt. Bring to a rolling boil and boil rapidly 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in milk – careful, it will bubble and steam! Then return to a boil, and immediately remove from heat and cool 20 minutes, or until lukewarm. Beat in confectioners’ sugar a little at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
To make caramel frosting, simply add more confectioners’ sugar and chill caramel in the refrigerator to thicken. I store my leftovers in a jar in the fridge, and it keeps beautifully.

This is one of the few times when a slightly-burned taste is welcome. I used it on my Best Peanut Butter Cake, which I’ll be posting tomorrow. It’s also wonderful on chocolate cake, or on vanilla cake, or on ice cream, or for dipping pretzels or potato chips. Or to eat with a spoon!

What will you do with your batch of caramel sauce?

5 thoughts on “Quick & Easy Vegan Caramel Sauce

  1. Wow I can’t wait to try making that caramel sauce! I got Cocomel Original Coconut Milk Caramels thru the internet, and they were the best caramels I’ve ever had. Today at work I made coffee and I had brought in something new I found at Plainfield Meijer: Califia Farms dairy-free/vegan almond-milk creamer, in the “Pecan Caramel” flavor “made with real pecan cream!”. They also have hazelnut flavor. It was delicious!!

    • Oh, I love that Califia stuff!! Actually, I bet the creamer would make a great sub for the milk in this if you want to fatten it up even more 🙂 I haven’t had those caramels yet, I must try them soon!

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