This creamy frosting takes some time, but has a truly caramel flavor. Try it!

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
1.5 cups
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place 2 tablespoons sugar in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and becomes golden brown in color. Set aside.

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  • Combine remaining 1 cup sugar, butter, and cream in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Stir in caramelized sugar, and return to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Beat until frosting has a good spreading consistency.

Nutrition Facts

262 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 28.5g 9% DV; fat 17g 26% DV; cholesterol 50.9mg 17% DV; sodium 87.4mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2005
This recipe was a little hard to follow and you really shouldn't set melted sugar "aside," as it will solidify inside whatever you put it in. The frosting however tasted awesome, I would just suggest that you melt the sugar while you're making the second mixture, and add it in as soon as the sugar dissolves. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/23/2011
It melted my pans and it was like sauce. It did not turn out thick. When it melted the pan and we poured it out it turned very hard. So what I had to do was put cream cheese frosing in it. Now that was GREAT!!!! I would not use this again. Read More
(5)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2005
This recipe was a little hard to follow and you really shouldn't set melted sugar "aside," as it will solidify inside whatever you put it in. The frosting however tasted awesome, I would just suggest that you melt the sugar while you're making the second mixture, and add it in as soon as the sugar dissolves. Read More
(67)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2004
This frosting is incredibly delicious! It really has a TRUE caramel flavor. It was time consuming and a little tricky to get to the right consistancy due to my substituting half and half instead of the heavy cream. If you do that allow for extra boil time to reduce the moisture level. This frosting has the texture of a thick glaze so bear this in mind when spreading it. It's not going to look like butter cream on your cake. It will however be the most delicious stuff you've ever put on a cake! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2008
What's not to like? Butter cream!! In case anyone else has the same question I did I found the mixture should be beaten right away not allowed to cool first. This frosting is delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2007
I didnt like the taste too much but it was alright. As someone else said dont cook the sugar first because it will harden pretty much instantly and be stuck once it cools. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2011
This is more of a glaze than a frosting. I love drizzling it over the top of the Amazing Apple Cake (recipe on this site). The taste of this reminds me of caramel chews which is good because I always loved them. However this doesn't taste very creamy. Also it was my first time dealing with dissolved sugar. I had such a difficult time getting the spoon unstuck from the bottom of the pan after transferring it to the mixture. Lesson learned I guess. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2010
Flavour is very good and I would make again just for that. One cooking problem: I followed reviewers' suggestions to caramelize the sugar WHILE boiling the sugar/cream/butter. So I poured in the hot liquid caramelized sugar and it hardened into clumps IN the boiling liquid. The frosting turned out fine (I just picked out the lumps). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2012
I found this recipe to be so good.I made it just as the recipe stated except I carmelized the first amount of sugar at the same time as I cooked the other mixture. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/22/2011
It melted my pans and it was like sauce. It did not turn out thick. When it melted the pan and we poured it out it turned very hard. So what I had to do was put cream cheese frosing in it. Now that was GREAT!!!! I would not use this again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2013
Yummy frosting I could have eaten the whole bowl. I did what others suggested and caramelized the sugar while the rest of the ingredients were starting to boil. I whipped and whipped and it stayed a little runny so I let it sit about 15 minutes and tried again. This time after it cooled to room temperature I was able to whip it to spread consistency. Came out great! Don't give up too soon Read More
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