Caramel Fudge Frosting

This rich caramel frosting has the texture of fudge. It is great as a topping on brownies or cookies.

Makes: 2Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Makes: 2


  • 1 1⁄2 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt


  • Bring sugar and cream to a boil, stirring constantly. Once mixture comes to a boil, cover and boil 3 minutes.
  • Remove cover and boil until mixture reaches 234°F–236°F on a candy thermometer. This is the soft ball stage. Remove from heat; add butter, vanilla, and salt.
  • Cool until temperature reaches 110°F; beat until mixture is thick enough to spread.