This sensational homemade caramel icing recipe has a fabulous fudge like consistency.
You can use it as a filling or a frosting on cakes and cupcakes.
Try it with the buttermilk chocolate cake or a plain vanilla flavored cake. This also goes great with a spice cake.
Speaking of spices try the caramel icing spiced variation below the video.
There's also a sweet testimonial for you at the bottom of this page by a reader and some tips.
The video that I put together for you shows step-by-step how to make this recipe. Print the recipes from this page (print feature is at the bottom of the page.
In a 2 quart saucepan, combine the sugar, milk, butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, boil for 2 full minutes. Remove from the heat and cool until comfy to touch. Stir in the sifted sugar and beat well until the icing reaches spreading consistency.
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Prepare the caramel icing recipe, but substitute light brown sugar. After stirring in confectioners' sugar, add 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, 3/4 teaspoons lemon juice, 1 generous teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon each of ground ginger, nutmeg and allspice.
*If doubling the recipe do not double the spices, you may want to adjust the spices after you are finished to your taste.
This is a wonderfully spicy and aromatic icing which is perfect on a plain white, chocolate or butter cake. Pair it with a simple cake to highlight the frosting.
Credit for this recipe goes to "A Piece Of Cake" now known as "The Perfect Cake" by ~Susan G. Purdy~
I've included a photo of the cake I made using your recipes. I was really pleased with the result & so was the person I made it for.
Thanks for your great site and all your help along the way. Kind regards
Tip from Christina - When I made the caramel icing multiplied by 5 it was very liquid, even after the addition of the confectioners' sugar and beating in the mixer. There was no way it would thicken up enough to become a frosting.
I put it back on the heat and boiled it for 5 minutes. As it cooled it was then more syrupy. I then beat 500gm of butter in my mixer and slowly added ladles of the caramel mixture, using most of it. The resultant frosting was light, fluffy and delicious. It made a great finishing layer for my cake.