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Caramel Icing


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 3/4-2 cups powdered sugar, sifted


Melt butter and add brown sugar. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, about 3-4 minutes. Add milk. stir until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Slowly add powdered sugar, beating well after each addition until thick enough to spread. Enough for a large cake.


By Robin from Washington, IA

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March 5, 2012
My mom used to make this often. She has been gone for about 10 years. I always remembered this recipe and managed to save it from her files.


  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 6 Tbsp. evaporated milk or cream
  • 1 Tbsp. peanut butter (optional)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Confectioner's sugar to thicken


Stir all together and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Add enough confectioner's sugar to thicken to desired consistency for spreading. Add 1 tsp. vanilla.

Servings: Enough to frost a 9 x 13 inch cake
Prep Time: 2 Minutes
Cooking Time: 3 Minutes


Source: My mom

By Elaine from Belle Plaine, IA

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