Caramel Frosting

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Renate

Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook, hand-me-down edition (from Grandma), publisched about 50 years ago. I use it on peanut butter-chocolate cookies and to spice up plain sugar cookies.

Top Review by dixieroad

great stuff, it's actually easy to make and the best part is there is leftover syrup so the next time prep time is even less.....thanks i love loved it as well :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Syrup: In heavy skillet melt the sugar and caramelize, stirring constantly, to a deep golden brown.
  2. slowly add 2/3 cups of boiling water.
  3. Cook and stir till all caramelized sugar dissolves and mix is reduced to 1/2 cup (keeps a long time in refrigerator).
  4. Frosting: Place all ingredients in top of double boiler.
  5. Beat with electric mixer on low speed about 1/2 minute to blend.
  6. place over boiling water, but not touching the water.
  7. Cook, beating constantly, till stiff peaks form- do not overcook, about 6 to 10 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat and frost cake before frosting sets.

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