21 Reviews

There was plenty of icing left over with this recipe. I cannot describe in writing how yummy this was. Just trust me. I used this frosting with Inez's Old Fashioned Spice Cake #41292. It is a perfect marriage of frosting and cake. I love the maple flavouring in the icing. Thank you Inez. I think that this icing is a real winner. By the way, it is funny that you mentioned that your granddaughter likes this icing with Chocolate cake because my daughter commented that she would like to try your chocolate cake with this icing. Hmm I wonder if this is girl thing. ;-)

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Chrissyo December 02, 2002

Excellent! I love homemade frosting and once you taste this, you'll realize that canned frosting is nothing like the real thing. Rich, with wonderful caramel flavor and a fudgy texture. Enough for my 13 x 9 cake, but I would probably increase the amount for a layer cake since I hate to get caught short with frosting. Used mine with a chocolate cake. Only change I'd make would be to reduce the powdered sugar. I used about 3 1/2 cups, and my frosting was very thick. Next time I'd start with 3 cups. Thanks, MizzNezz, for another wonderful recipe!

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LonghornMama January 07, 2007

This was really good - but I found that 4 cups of confec. sugar was way too much - I had to add about 1/4 cup of milk to get it to become less brick like! Thanks for sharing!

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dukeswalker December 04, 2005

This is a very yummy frosting. I only used 3 cups of powdered sugar. Thanks for sharing this recipe MizzNezz!

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maryandkevinaz June 22, 2013

I loved the flavor of this but also had to add milk when I was beating this to lighted it up. It was great on spice cake.

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Fairy Godmother October 10, 2006

Wonderful icing recipe. I didn't let the sugar mixture cool all the way before adding the confectioners sugar. I used the full 4 cups of sugar and the icing was just perfect.

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Doods January 31, 2015

I made this recipe on 9/26/12 as part of " MizzNezz's Cook-A-Thon ". Since I didn't want the full recipe, it was reduced by half. Since I love almost anything that has maple the full amount of extract was used.I did have a small problem though, the frosting was a bit on the thin side but that was my fault too much milk was added after adding too much sugar. But in the end it turned out pretty good. This was used to frost Old Fashioned Spice Cake. I've never made a Caramel Frosting before,so I was a little hesitant to say the least. But this is a recipe that I highly recommend to anyone. Thanks for posting and " Keep Smiling :) "

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Chef shapeweaver � September 26, 2012

This was a wonderful icing recipe. I loved the taste of it, and so did my husband. I could hardly keep him out of it while trying to frost my cake! I didn't use the maple flavoring, just wanted it to taste like caramel. I did have a problem getting it to the right spreading consistency, but that was my problem. I used approximately 3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar. 4 cups would have been way too much in my opinion. I kept having to add milk by the tablespoon unti I finally got it right. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!

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MailbagMary November 09, 2011

OH SO GOOD! I used this for the "caramel" in my Caramel Apple Cupcakes for my son's birthday celebration at school. All of the kids LOVED it! I will be using this for my caramel frosting needs from here on out. THANKS FOR POSTING!

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PSU Lioness June 29, 2010

Made this for the Caramel Cake I had baked. As suggested, I did not let the sauce cool before adding the confectioners sugar and flavoring. This frosting is delicious and the birthday boy loved it.

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Madray7 June 14, 2009
Yummy Caramel Frosting