Yummy Caramel Frosting

"This is an excellent frosting for most any cake! But my granddaughter always wants it on a chocolate cake!! Very easy to make."
photo by maryandkevinaz photo by maryandkevinaz
photo by maryandkevinaz
photo by truebrit photo by truebrit
Ready In:




  • In med saucepan, mix brown sugar, butter, and milk.
  • Cook and stir on med-hi until boiling.
  • Boil for 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and cool.
  • Add powdered sugar and maple flavoring.
  • Beat until creamy.

Questions & Replies

Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. 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. ;-)
  2. 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!
  3. 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!
  4. This is a very yummy frosting. I only used 3 cups of powdered sugar. Thanks for sharing this recipe MizzNezz!
  5. 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.


  1. Made this frosting many times. If you're just frosting a cake at home, it works. If you want to pipe and/or decorate with it, you're going to have to add at least 1/2 cup or more of Crisco to get the proper consistency that it will hold it's shape.


After DH and I moved away from the farm, and to the city...I haven't done as much cooking and very little canning. But I do come to Zaar and look for new recipes once in a while. I'm still cooking Zaar!! I like to play at Facebook, with my family and friends. A lot of my Zaar friends are there!! Yay! It's a good way to keep in touch. We travel more. We're looking at the European trips now. Hope to go in the springtime. I really want to see London, I think I lived there in a past life, I've been obsessed with it since I was 10 years old!!
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes