Rating: 4.5 stars
314 Ratings
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  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 5

This caramel frosting is delicious. I have had this recipe for over 30 years. Cream may be substituted for the milk to add richness.



Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and 3 tablespoons milk. Boil vigorously for 1 minute.

  • Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar. Cool slightly, then beat in vanilla and remaining 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar. Add more milk if mixture is too thick.

Nutrition Facts

93 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 19.2g; fat 2g; cholesterol 5.4mg; sodium 17.9mg. Full Nutrition