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5 min.
7 min.
12 to 15 servings

Caramel Frosting


  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pecan halves

Preparation Directions

  1. MELT butter in saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in brown sugar; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add milk, continue cooking until mixture boils, stirring constantly.
  2. REMOVE from heat; gradually stir in powdered sugar. Add vanilla; blend well. Spread over cooled cake. If frosting gets too thick, add a little more milk; blend well. Garnish with pecan halves, if desired.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1/12 frosting only), Calories 210 (Calories from Fat 50), Total Fat 5g (Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 0mg, Total Carbohydrate 41g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 40g), Protein 0g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 0%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.