Caramel Frosting Recipe

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Creamy caramel frosting puts the crowning touch on spiced cupcakes and other scrumptious flavors. Our Test Kitchen's recipe is rich with spreadable goodness.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • Dash salt
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 teaspoons) equals 118 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 54 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein.

Directions

  1. In a small heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter, milk and salt. Cook and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Increase heat to medium. Do not stir. Cook for 3-6 minutes or until bubbles form in center and syrup turns amber in color. Transfer to a small bowl; cool to room temperature.
  3. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until frosting achieves spreading consistency. Yield: 1-1/3 cups.
Originally published as Caramel Frosting in Country Woman January/February 2007, p34

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 teaspoons) equals 118 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 54 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 17, 2010

I loved brown sugar frosting. This was great!

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Reviewed Oct. 31, 2008

Very good frosting, enough for 12 cupcakes!!

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