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Whipped Cream Caramel Frosting

Oxmoor House
Prep time 7 mins
Cook time 6 mins
Other time 1 hr
Yield 3 3/4 cups
Shy away from making caramel frosting? No worries here-- this is the easiest caramel frosting ever. It takes its time firming up, so there's no need to rush while frosting the layers. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a 3-qt. saucepan over medium heat. Add brown sugar; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Stir in whipping cream and vanilla; bring to a boil. Remove from heat, and let cool 1 hour. Transfer to a mixing bowl.

  2. Sift powdered sugar into icing. Beat at high speed with an electric mixer until creamy and spreading consistency.

  3. Fix It Faster: This impressive cake also works well as a 2-layer cake if you don't want to split the layers. You'll have some frosting leftover, but that was okay with us!

Christmas with Southern Living 2008