Very easy caramel frosting - extra good with date cake

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, combine the milk, butter and brown sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Continue to boil for 20 minutes, then remove from heat. With an electric mixer, beat the icing until it has thickened to spreading consistency. Use immediately.

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Nutrition Facts

176 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 36.2g 12% DV; fat 3.9g 6% DV; cholesterol 10.6mg 4% DV; sodium 39.6mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2004
Wonderful! I used it as fronsting for the "Apple cake and butter sauce"- it turned out great. After I had put it in the mixer it was a little thick so I added an additional 1/4 cup of milk and it was perfect. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/18/2005
I was curious about the disparity of reviews so figured I'd give it a try. I couldn't get this recipe to work. Followed the recipe exactly timed the boiling stirred often used a stand mixer to beat--ended up with a hardened candy-like mess. Had to soak the saucepan and mixing bowl for hours to remove the hardened sugar. Maybe you need to boil it for less time just until it reaches a certain stage. If it turned out well for you please give details! Read More
(11)
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 1 stars
09/18/2005
I was curious about the disparity of reviews so figured I'd give it a try. I couldn't get this recipe to work. Followed the recipe exactly timed the boiling stirred often used a stand mixer to beat--ended up with a hardened candy-like mess. Had to soak the saucepan and mixing bowl for hours to remove the hardened sugar. Maybe you need to boil it for less time just until it reaches a certain stage. If it turned out well for you please give details! Read More
(11)
Rating: 1 stars
04/01/2005
Made this for a cake to be used in a church bake sale. It does not work. We tried making it over and over and still it did not work!! If you are wanting to make this I highly suggest you find another recipe!!! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2004
Wonderful! I used it as fronsting for the "Apple cake and butter sauce"- it turned out great. After I had put it in the mixer it was a little thick so I added an additional 1/4 cup of milk and it was perfect. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2012
I'll bet you a million dollars the writer of this recipe meant "Boil for 2 minutes". Give that a shot before you get all hot and bothered:) Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
02/15/2012
I did the same thing as the reviewer below and ended up with the same hardened candy-like mess in my mixing bowl that I had to soak for hours to remove. (Perhaps you're supposed to use a hand-held and beat it in the pan in which it was boiled??) But I made a second batch and only boiled it for 3 or 4 minutes (and didn't beat it) and it turned out fine - poured it directly from the pan onto the cake and didn't have a problem. It is delicious so I had to give it three stars:-) Read More
(2)
Rating: 1 stars
01/04/2014
It was awful! Nothing but a hard mess. Read More
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