Caramel Frosting

This is a delicious cooked frosting for a spice or caramel cake.

Makes: 2 cupsHands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Makes: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 3 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 Tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • Dash salt
  • ½ cup heavy cream or evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook for 3 minutes. Uncover and position a candy thermometer in mixture. Continue to cook until the thermometer registers 236°F or until a small amount of the mixture forms a soft ball when dropped into cold water, about 10–15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Beat until thick. If frosting is too thick or becomes too thick while spreading, add a little very hot water to it. If necessary, dip the spatula in hot water to smooth the frosting.

Recipe Information

Makes: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 3 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 Tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • Dash salt
  • ½ cup heavy cream or evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook for 3 minutes. Uncover and position a candy thermometer in mixture. Continue to cook until the thermometer registers 236°F or until a small amount of the mixture forms a soft ball when dropped into cold water, about 10–15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Beat until thick. If frosting is too thick or becomes too thick while spreading, add a little very hot water to it. If necessary, dip the spatula in hot water to smooth the frosting.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories210
Total Fat5g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol15mg
Sodium35mg
Total Carbohydrate43g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars43g
Protein0g