Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins

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.


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

5 5

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.

5 5

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!

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.