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Caramel Frosting

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
    1-1/3 cups

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

Directions

  • In a small heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter, milk and salt. Cook and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved.
  • 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.
  • Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until frosting achieves spreading consistency.
Nutrition Facts
4 teaspoon: 118 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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