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Caramel-Pecan Frosting

Yield 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter or stick margarine
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons evaporated fat-free milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Nutrition Information

  • calories 130
  • caloriesfromfat 26 %
  • fat 3.7 g
  • satfat 1.7 g
  • monofat 1.4 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 0.5 g
  • carbohydrate 24.2 g
  • fiber 0.1 g
  • cholesterol 7 mg
  • iron 0.2 mg
  • sodium 35 mg
  • calcium 20 mg

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add brown sugar. Cook 3 minutes; stir constantly with a whisk. Add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time; cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Cool. Stir in vanilla. Combine butter mixture and powdered sugar in a bowl; beat at high speed of a mixer until smooth. Frost cake as directed; sprinkle with pecans.

  2. Note: If it's too thick, add 1 tablespoon evaporated fat-free milk.