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Caramel Frosting

Yield 1 3/4 cups


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup evaporated skim milk
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter or stick margarine
  • 2 teaspoons light-colored corn syrup
  • Dash of salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons evaporated skim milk (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until thick and golden brown. Remove from heat. Add powdered sugar and vanilla, and beat at medium speed of a mixer until smooth and slightly warm. Add milk 1/2 teaspoon at a time for a more spreadable consistency, if needed.