Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 12 mins

Makes a wonderful frosting for cupcakes or a simple cake. Very easy to prepare. From Fine Cooking, originally suggested for caramel cupcakes. This recipe is enough to frost 12 cupcakes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over med-low heat.
  2. Add brown sugar and stir constantly with wooden spoon.
  3. After 2-3mins, sugar will melt and mixture will become smooth, then begin to bubble (it's ok if it looks separated at this point).
  4. Once this happens, stir constantly for 2mins (less if sugar smells like it's burning).
  5. Carefully add cream and stir for another 2mins.
  6. Mixture will thicken slightly and look smooth and glossy.
  7. Remove pan from heat and let cool for 5mins, stirring frequently.
  8. Beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla with wooden spoon.
  9. If frosting seems a bit dry, add more cream, 1/2 tablespoon at a time, until thick, smooth and spreadable.


Most Helpful

Delicious. I made this to frost my butterscotch coffee cake. Thank you for posting.

JOY1998 November 08, 2010

I love this one. Simple but great for toppings on cakes. I use it to frost my banana cupcakes. Only, it's a tad too sweet for my tongue. Thanks for the recipe!

Tyiana June 25, 2008

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