Brown Sugar Caramel Icing



enough for one 9-inch cake

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup half-and-half
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Combine first 3 ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil and sugar is dissolved. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until mixture reaches soft ball stage (240°).

Let cool slightly; add butter and vanilla, and beat until spreading consistency.