Caramel Frosting I143 Reviews
- Prep: 10 min
- Cook: 5 min
- Ready In: 15 min
“I have had this recipe for over 30 years. Cream may be substituted for the milk for added richness.” - by MaryKaye
Original recipe yields 1 - 8 or 9 inch layer
- In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter, and mix in 3 tablespoons milk and brown sugar. Boil vigorously for 1 minute.
- Remove from heat, and beat in 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar. Cool slightly, and beat in the vanilla and remaining 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar. Add more milk if the mixture is too thick.
Amount Per Serving (12 total)
- 93 cal
- 2 g
- 19.2 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (143)Rate This Recipe
"A really great frosting. I used half and half and it was excellent. I had to keep adding half and half to make it spreadable, but since it was so delicious, I didn't mind. :&)..." See more"
"This is an excellent frosting recipe. I like a frosting this is a little creamier, so I added appx. 3 tbsps. of marshmallow creme after all the ingredients were combined. To use the frosting on a bun..." See moredt cake, I added a little more cream to make it of a consistency that it could be poured on the cake."
"I recently had a request from my boyfriend's step father to make him the kind of devil's food cake with caramel frosting his grandma used to make. I had absolutely NO IDEA where to start. I found a ..." See moredfc recipe in Bon Appetit, and used this frosting. I doubled the recipe for a double layer cake. RAVE reviews. Thanks so much! I made one modification, however. It didn't taste "caramelly" enough to me initially - just sugary from all of the powdered sugar. So I tripled the butter/brown sugar/milk portion of the recipe. Turned out fabulous. True to everyone's word it stiffens up very quickly. But nothing a few seconds in the micro didn't fix."
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