Use a candy thermometer for best results in making this quick recipe for caramel cake icing that goes well with chopped nuts.

Carol
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine in a saucepan the brown sugar, salt, butter or margarine and milk. Cook, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Then cook without stirring until mixture forms a soft ball when a little is dropped in cold water (234 degrees F - 115 degrees C). Cool to lukewarm (110 degrees F). Put into small bowl and beat until it begins to thicken.

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  • Add vanilla and cream and continue beating until of spreading consistency. If thicker consistency is desired, beat in a small amount of sifted confectioners' sugar. Quickly spread on cake. Sprinkle with chopped nuts if desired. Enough to frost two 8 inch layers.

Nutrition Facts

57.2 calories; 0.2 g protein; 11 g carbohydrates; 4.4 mg cholesterol; 27.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2010
This is a very tasty caramel frosting. I did add 1/4 cup of powdered sugar. The recipe didn't state how much to add but this amount seemed sufficient. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/14/2012
This recipe is extremely misleading. This make a glaze or a drizzle not a fluffy frosting as the photo implies. Bad adverstising! Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2010
This is a very tasty caramel frosting. I did add 1/4 cup of powdered sugar. The recipe didn't state how much to add but this amount seemed sufficient. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2004
Tastes great when drizzled over German Marble Cake Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/14/2012
This recipe is extremely misleading. This make a glaze or a drizzle not a fluffy frosting as the photo implies. Bad adverstising! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2008
I put this icing over caramel cookie bars I make:3 My fiance's family loves when I make them! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/10/2012
Good flavor but very thin consistency. Definitely not as pictured. Omit the extra cream and add powdered sugar. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2011
This is a really tasty recipe! It didn't yield as much as I wanted it to but I'm sure this could be remedied by simply doubling the recipe (I only had enough to decorate the outer edges of 24 mini cupcakes). Pair it with a good chocolate cake and you're good to go! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2010
This was great! I opted not to add the powdered sugar and used this as more of a sauce/drizzle. Very good flavor and consistency! Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/17/2011
Very runny never got thick and creamy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2014
Made this recipe twice. Turned out great both times even though it was only my first and second times making caramel frosting in my life! If I can do it you can too! Read More
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