Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

A simple recipe for frosting that is very good on spice, white or chocolate cake.


  1. Cook first 3 ingredients to melt.
  2. Add milk and cook 3 minutes.
  3. Cool down and mix in powdered sugar.
  4. Beat smooth and spread on cake.
Most Helpful

I was not quite sure what the consistency of frosting should be and should have been clued in by the ratio of melted butter to powdered sugar. This frosting in my opinion is like a very thick glaze. Next time I make this I'll eliminate the powdered sugar, it's very good at this point. I'll poke holes in the Gingerbread cake and pour the caramel sauce over and allow sauce to soak in the cake. Thank you for sharing!

19islandgirl82 December 01, 2012

This is a really nice caramel frosting. I was looking to ice a spice cake and wanted a frosting that was not quite as full of butter and sugar as some of them are. I used skim milk with no problems.

ladypit December 02, 2007