Caramel Sauce Recipe is deliciously simple, easy to make, and perfect for dipping and drizzling. It requires no thermometer and it’s good on just about anything from cake and ice cream to fresh fruit!
Sometimes you just need a little caramel in your life!
I like to keep some of this thick and creamy Caramel Sauce in the fridge ready to take homemade desserts to the next level. Simply warm it a few seconds in the microwave and it’s ready.
It’s also a great addition to a classic Pound Cake, white cake, and chocolate cake.
CARAMEL SAUCE RECIPE
This easy dessert sauce has only four ingredients
Of course, you can add 1 teaspoon of salt if you want! Salt really adds another level of flavor. You can use table salt or pink Himalayan salt.
As well, I recommend using a good (name brand) vanilla extract. With just four ingredients, every ingredient is important.
This caramel sauce lasts for up to 4 weeks stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. As well, it can be frozen for up to three months. Be sure to date the container!
Leave the sauce to cool for 5 minutes, then pour it into a clean container with a lid. Note, the sauce will thicken up as it cools.
WHERE TO USE THIS SAUCE
- Drizzle caramel over any of my pound cake recipes.
- Serve over Crack Ice Cream
- With apple slices
- Dip Brownie Bites in caramel
- Great over pancakes!
You will also enjoy these recipes Raspberry Sauce, Brown Sugar Caramel Sauce, and you can also find great recipes at my Recipe Box.
I updated this post from an earlier version dated April 19, 2013. I made new photos and simplified the recipe instructions.
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Caramel Sauce Recipe
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- ½ cup butter
- ¼ cup water
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Thanks For Sharing this amazing recipe. My family loved it. I will be sharing this recipe with my friends. Hope the will like it.
This is thick, creamy and easy to make.
This caramel sauce was perfect! Sweet and caramel-y and delicious!
I really love this recipe! Super easy to make and really delicious! Will surely make this one again! Highly recommended!
I love homemade caramel sauce! It’s easy to make and so delicious too.
Love all the sauce recipes. Changes things up very easy . Can’t wait to try them all. Thanks
Charlene@A Pinch of Joy says
The perfect recipe — simple, quick and delicious! thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!
Katie @ Made to be a Momma says
OOh love simple recipes and I adore anything caramel! I would love to have you share this at my link party!! New facebook follower here too!
This sounds so simple! Thanks.
Wow! Simple is a good word for this. Thanks for sharing Paula.
Me to, Linda, thanks for visiting!
O yum! Paula, this looks delish! My hubby doesn’t like carmel, but I sure do…this would be a great way to get a little carmel “fix”!