Microwave Caramel Sauce Recipe

Microwave Caramel Sauce Recipe

How To Make Microwave Caramel Sauce

You can make this rich and luscious caramel sauce in the microwave! It takes less than 15 minutes and only needs a few ingredients.

Preparation: 2 minutes
Cooking: 8 minutes
Total: 10 minutes



  • 1cupgranulated sugar
  • 2tbsplight corn syrup
  • 2tbspwater
  • ¼tsplemon juice
  • ½cupheavy cream,heated
  • ½tspvanilla extract
  • 1tbspbutter,softened


  1. Whisk together the sugar, corn syrup, water, and lemon juice in a microwave-safe measuring cup or glass bowl until combined.

  2. Microwave on high for 5 to 8 minutes, until the mixture ever so slightly begins to turn a light golden color.

  3. Carefully remove the measuring cup from the microwave, then place it on a dry surface.

  4. Let it rest untouched for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until the mixture turns a deep amber color.

  5. Add in about 1 tablespoon of the heated cream, then immediately whisk to combine. The caramel will bubble furiously, but whisking will keep it from overflowing.

  6. Continue adding the cream slowly in small increments until it is all whisked in.

  7. Add in the vanilla and butter, then whisk to combine.

  8. Serve immediately warm or chilled over favorite desserts, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Heat the cream either in the microwave or a separate small saucepan until warm but not boiling.
  • Store the sauce in a jar or sealed container and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.


  • Calories: 1417.21kcal
  • Fat: 55.64g
  • Saturated Fat: 34.70g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15.70g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.07g
  • Carbohydrates: 237.43g
  • Fiber: 0.00g
  • Sugar: 237.01g
  • Protein: 2.57g
  • Cholesterol: 193.56mg
  • Sodium: 77.45mg
  • Calcium: 89.67mg
  • Potassium: 101.51mg
  • Iron: 0.14mg
  • Vitamin A: 586.22µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.21mg
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