Caramel Frosting

Caramel Frosting
Recipe type: dessert
  • 6 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  1. Melt butter over medium heat. Add milk and brown sugar. Bring to a boil, and boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add half the powdered sugar and beat well. Cool 20 to 30 minutes. Add vanilla and remaining powdered sugar. Beat to spreading consistency. If too thin, put saucepan in cold water. If too thick, add milk.
This was a frosting that my grandmother and my mother made, usually for a yellow cake. I certainly do miss it—I’ve never been able to make it taste quite the same as I remember.


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