Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Caramel Cake

The Best Caramel Frosting Ever

1 small can Evaporated Milk
1 stick butter or margerine
1 cup tightly packed brown sugar (slightly more than 1 cup)
Combine in sauce pan and boil for 15 minutes, stirring. Careful not to burn. Cook the sugar down, carmelizing the ingredients.
Take the mixture and pour into meatl bowl. Use mixmaster or hand mixer and start adding in vanilla (she didn't give me an amount. Most of you bakers probably have an idea of how much to use. If you're like me, you can't ever have too much vanilla anyway!)
Add 1 box powdered sugar
Add maybe a 1/2 tsp water. Go slowly with the water. It only takes a minuscle amount and it's much easier to add than to remove (in fact, you can't remove) water. You might use up to 1 tsp. water.
Continue to beat while adding these ingredients until the frosting is fluffy and perfect ;)



  1. First of all, this looks AMAAAAAZING! Caramel is my weakness! I am going to have to print this one. My mom made a killer spice cake when I was a kid, and it needs this frosting for sure!
    Anyhow, I just popped over to say good morning and that your comment on Bakeholic Mama's site made me smile! :)
    Hugs! T

  2. Thanks for coming over! I hope you enjoy this frosting as much I do- it's super yummy. I can't wait to try your raspberry sweeties :)