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Caramel Frosting

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"This frosting recipe was the one my Grandma used on top of her oatmeal cake, spice cake, and banana nut cake. I also like it on a yellow or white cake. You do have to use at once because this does stiffen as it cools."
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16 m servings 175 cals
Original recipe yields 36 servings (4 1/2 cups)

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  1. Melt butter in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat; stir in brown sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook until thickened, about 1 minute. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Whisk milk into the saucepan until mixture is smooth.
  3. Beat 3 cups confectioners' sugar and salt into the butter mixture with an electric mixer on low speed. Add remaining confectioners' sugar 1 cup at a time, beating until smooth.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • If desired, garnish frosting with chopped nuts or chocolate chips.
  • Substitute half-and-half for milk, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 175 calories; 5.2 g fat; 33 g carbohydrates; 0.2 g protein; 14 mg cholesterol; 46 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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