Caramel icing pairs perfectly with many fruitcakes or those cakes that are lightly sweetened. My grandmother used to whip up this icing decades ago, and it tantalizes the taste buds yet. Beware though, it is quite saccharine, so use sparingly.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
6 mins
total:
11 mins
Servings:
18
Yield:
18 servings of icing
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add milk and bring to a rolling boil. Add brown sugar and marshmallows. Beat until stiff; add powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Remove from heat.

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Cook's Notes:

You can use cream in place of milk, if you prefer.

If the icing becomes too stiff, add more milk or cream to maintain a soft, smooth consistency.

Nutrition Facts

251 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 51.8g 17% DV; fat 5.3g 8% DV; cholesterol 14.1mg 5% DV; sodium 58.4mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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