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Quick Caramel Frosting

Quick Caramel Frosting

Like the classic caramel frosting, this one hardens quickly, so cool the cake layers before you start to make it.

 

This recipe goes with Caramel Italian Cream Cake

Southern Living DECEMBER 2010

  • Yield: Makes 5 cups
  • Total:20 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preparation

1. Bring first 3 ingredients to a rolling boil in a 3 1/2-qt. saucepan over medium heat, whisking constantly (about 7 minutes).

2. Stir in cream, and bring to a boil; remove from heat. Pour into bowl of a heavy-duty electric stand mixer. Gradually beat in powdered sugar and vanilla at medium speed, using whisk attachment; beat 8 to 12 minutes or until thickened. Use immediately.

Test Kitchen Tip: Don't panic if you overbeat the frosting. Thin to a spreadable consistency by adding 1 to 2 tsp. hot water.

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