Brown Sugar Frosting

Recipe from

Southern Living


1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup dark corn syrup
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
3 cups sifted powdered sugar
3 tablespoons whipping cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, and cream of tartar; bring to a boil. Boil 5 minutes. (Do not stir.) Remove from heat; stir in powdered sugar, whipping cream, and vanilla.

Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes. Spread on cupcakes immediately.


September 2001
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