Easy Brown Sugar Caramel Glaze

brown sugar caramel glaze on a cake
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
154 Calories
11g Fat
14g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 154
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 46mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Calcium 23mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This savory caramel glaze is an easy preparation. With just three ingredients, you can take a boring dessert to the next level. While any dessert is a guilty pleasure, sometimes you really just want one that makes you lick your fingers. This glaze will help you customize any dessert. It is wonderful on a bundt cake, over gingerbread, served with bread pudding, or with a cobbler.


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Steps to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.

  2. Add the brown sugar to the butter and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

  3. Add salt and cream; bring to a boil over medium heat. Continue cooking, stirring, for 2 minutes.

  4. Cool for about 15 to 20 minutes and then drizzle over a cake or use as a sauce for gingerbread or bread pudding.