Caramel Frosting IV

Caramel Frosting IV


"This recipe turns butter, brown sugar, salt, milk, and confectioners' sugar into a good and creamy caramel frosting."


servings 263 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 263 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 49.6g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 112 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt butter in a saucepan, stir in the brown sugar and the salt. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add the milk, stirring all the while.
  2. Return to heat and bring to a boil again. Remove from heat and allow to cool until lukewarm (approximately 20 to 25 minutes). Stir in the confectioners' sugar and beat until smooth and cool enough to spread. You might need to add a few drops of milk if frosting gets too stiff.
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  1. 176 Ratings


Submitter calls this "A good creamy caramel frosting." That's an understatement. This is a beauty. I knew it would be before I even added the powdered sugar and thought to myself that I'd lik...

Positively delightful, and a little goes a long way. Very sweet, which can be your friend or your enemy depending on how you want to use this. I've found that if you boil it a little longer tha...

Perfect. Exactly what my mom used to make...and easy! I use this to top the "Daddy's Dang Banana Cake" on this site and it is SOOO good.

This frosting is awesome! It was very easy to make. The only thing I did different was added about 1/2 c. more confectioner sugar to make it a little thicker. The taste was great. I will def...

THis is very similar to a recipe I use. I want to add that using dark brown sugar instead of light brown makes a much tastier frosting. This is wonderful on yellow cake.

Absolutely delicious!

This is an absolutely delicious caramel frosting! I used it to frost a homemade caramel cake, and it was wonderful. I was in a hurry, so I cooled the butter/brown sugar/milk mixture by placing t...

I thought this was an excellent recipe. I added 1 tablespoon milk when beating together and the frosting turned out very smooth - very easy to spread. I put the frosting on some yellow cupcakes ...

5 stars for taste. 3-4 for the texture. Caramel was looking good until I added the milk. I put in the 6 T as directed then mixed it together only to find that the sugar or something has separ...