Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

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


  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.
Most Helpful

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.

-JL- January 02, 2004

Excellent! Very easy! Very tasty! I made it for a german chocolate cake, i know..... not traditional, but....YUM!

datadoll February 01, 2007

Made this to top my applesauce dump cake/with spiced dusting sugar, #171929, it was very easy to make, and tasted almost as good as a brown sugar frosting that has been passed down in my family for 2 generations. Thank you, I enjoyed it very much!! Twinzaunt

TWINZAUNT September 27, 2006