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Caramel Frosting

Photo: Greg DuPree

Active time 10 mins
Total time 10 mins
Yield

Makes about 1 cup

For the perfect salty glaze to our Apple-Spice Bundt Cake, whip up an easy batch of caramel frosting. The chai-inspired cake is the perfect base for a sweet-salty frosting that won't overpower the multitude of spices. The flavors of this dessert are effortlessly seasonal and the perfect Autumn dessert for entertaining.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups (about 5 oz.) powdered sugar, sifted

How to Make It

  1. Bring brown sugar, cream, and butter to a boil in a 2-quart heavy saucepan over medium, whisking constantly; boil, whisking constantly, 1 minute.

  2. Remove pan from heat; stir in vanilla. Gradually whisk in powdered sugar until smooth. Gently stir until mixture begins to cool and thicken, 4 to 5 minutes. Use immediately.