Caramel Frosting

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Martina

Delicious on banana, spice, chocolate and carrot cake. From Duncan Hines Cake Mix Magic.

Top Review by -JL-6680

This is basically penuche fudge, spread on top of cake. If you want a soft, fluffy frosting, this isn't it. Incredibly sweet (just the way I like it!) (If you don't love things that are so sweet your teeth ache just looking at it, then you probably should avoid this.) I just made this about 10 minutes ago to frost a white cake and I'm already eating a piece. WOW! What a fabulous combination of flavors! This will be my favorite frosting for white cake now! --- Word of warning -- You MUST spread this the very minute you finish mixing sugar & vanilla in or else it won't stick to the cake. I used a bundt pan for the cake and the frosting was already firming as I tried to put it on. I ended up using my fingers to flatten the frosting onto the cake. Rich and buttery. Thanks for sharing a keeper Martina! -- Three stars simply because the title of "frosting" can be misleading to some because it's not a traditional fluffy type frosting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine butter and brown sugar.
  2. Cook, stirring constantly over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil.
  3. Add milk; bring mixture back to a boil.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir in icing sugar and vanilla.
  6. Spread warm frosting immediately over cake.

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