Grandma's Penuche Frosting

Grandma's Penuche Frosting created by Calee

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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  • Melt butter in a large saucepan.
  • Add brown sugar and bring to a boil.
  • continue cooking for 1 minute until thickens.
  • Let set 15 minutes.
  • Mix in hot milk.
  • Add powdered sugar gradually till spreading consisitancy.
  • If it gets too thick add a little milk.
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"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. Winnieq
    This recipe never hardened up on my cupcakes, so I think it needed to boil longer than 1 minute. Letting it sit for 15 minutes seemed like too long since I used a very large pan and it totally hardened in the pan before I added the milk. It looked like it was going to sugar, but the end result was smooth and tasty and, even though it didn't get hard, only my brother knew that it didn't really turn out (like mom's!)
  2. LisaGSM
    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.
  3. saraberry
    Followed the recipe exactly and it turned out very sugary and gritty from the brown sugar. Cooled very firm, more like fudge. Something with the recipe needs to be spelled out or adjusted.
  4. LaurieL.
    Delicious!! I made it to go on a chocolate cake and everyone loved it:) This was exactly what I was looking for:) Alot like caramel!
  5. tarayakki
    Yummmmm!
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