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Caramel Frosting

LisaLisa Ebbesen

Grandma Peterson’s recipe for spice or applesauce cake frosting.

servings:Serves about 12


  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1 c. dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 6 T. whole milk
  • 3 c. powdered sugar, sifted
Caramel Frosting photo


  • 1

    Melt butter in sauce pan over low heat. Stir in brown sugar and salt. Bring to a boil and boil hard for two minutes, stirring constantly.

  • 2

    Remove from heat and add milk. Let cool a few moments, add the sifted powdered sugar and beat until smooth. If frosting stiffens too quickly while spreading on cake, stir in a few drops of milk.


This is the best frosting on spice cake. And, Ron's favorite birthday cake!



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