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    Grandma's Penuche Frosting

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    Cook Time:

    25 mins

    20 mins

    5 mins

    Tarynne's Note:

    This was my Grandmother's recipe. It was on a handwritten note inside her "school" cookbook. She made this often. It has been and will continue to be a family favorite. This is real good on chocolate cake.

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    1. 1
      Melt butter in a large saucepan.
    2. 2
      Add brown sugar and bring to a boil.
    3. 3
      continue cooking for 1 minute until thickens.
    4. 4
      Let set 15 minutes.
    5. 5
      Mix in hot milk.
    6. 6
      Add powdered sugar gradually till spreading consisitancy.
    7. 7
      If it gets too thick add a little milk.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 30, 2007


      FANTASTIC!! Did this bring back childhood memories. We always had this on spice cake, so I used it to frost Unknownchef86's Applesauce or Pumpkin Cake, and the flavors were heavenly together. As I was reading other reviewers, I think I must now try this on chocolate cake! This is a VERY sweet frosting, like most frostings it is nearly all sugar, so that is to be expected. Thank you Tarynne for bringing back the memories!

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    • on March 29, 2013

      Wonderful! <br/><br/>Just like my great-grandma's recipe, except hers included 2 tsps vanilla stirred in after brown sugar and butter have boiled. <br/><br/>She always used this frosting on her raisin cake. <br/><br/>This recipe makes enough to cover a 9x13 cake easily.

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    • on October 10, 2007


      My grandmother loved this so much, the woman had quite a sweet tooth! I love to put it on chocolate cupcakes. I have found that it is something that a lot of people have not had. It's nice to do something unexpected when you bring food to group gatherings. Bring back an old classic. It will be well received.

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    Nutritional Facts for Grandma's Penuche Frosting

    Serving Size: 1 (395 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1682.2
    Calories from Fat 848
    Total Fat 94.2 g
    Saturated Fat 59.6 g
    Cholesterol 252.5 mg
    Sodium 769.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 217.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 211.7 g
    Protein 2.9 g

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