Caramel Frosting I


I have had this recipe for over 30 years. Cream may be substituted for the milk for added richness.

Original recipe makes 1 – 8 or 9 inch layer


2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • PREP

    10 mins

  • COOK

    5 mins


    15 mins


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter, and mix in 3 tablespoons milk and brown sugar. Boil vigorously for 1 minute.
  2. Remove from heat, and beat in 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar. Cool slightly, and beat in the vanilla and remaining 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar. Add more milk if the mixture is too thick.


Calories: 93 kcal
Carbohydrates: 19.2 g
Cholesterol: 5 mg
Fat: 2 g
Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 0.2 g
Sodium: 18 mg