Caramel Frosting for Angel Food Cake

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Mercy

This is my family's traditional angel food cake frosting. It is so very rich that it may be complete overkill on a sweeter, heavier cake. My grandmother made many a birthday cake using this recipe. In fact, the photograph that I have included is from my older brother's 2nd birthday in March 1961!

Top Review by dtwebb

I made this for a brown sugar angel food cake also found on this site. A wonderful combination! I wanted more of a glaze, so only used 2 cups of powdered sugar. The consistency was perfect. It poured easily while warm, but made a nice firm glaze when cooled.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan and then add the brown sugar.
  2. Boil and stir for at least one minute.
  3. Take the saucepan off the heat and add the milk.
  4. With a hand mixer beat in the powdered sugar, one cup at a time until the spreading consistency is right for you.
  5. It should not be a very thick consistency for angel food cake, because it will harden as it cools.

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