My Favorite Caramel Frosting

Recipe by KittyKitty
READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 2 1/2 cups




  • Sprinkle 1/2 cup sugar in a heavy saucepan; place over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until sugar melts and syrup is light golden brown.The sugar will start to clump, this is normal, just keep stirring.
  • Combine reamaining 2 1/2 cups sugar, milk, beaten egg, and salt, stirring well, stir in the butter. Stir mixture into carmelized sugar, the mixture will lump again, just keep stirring.
  • Cook over medium heat stirring frequently, until a candy thermometer registers at 230F, this takes about 15-20 minutes, but don't rely on the time! Check the thermometer!)Cool mixture 5 minutes.
  • Beat mixture with a WOODEN spoon to almost spreading consistency. The mixture will cool and thicken quickly at this point. Spread on a cooled cake.