First Published: October 5, 2012… Last Updated: November 23, 2020
This Caramel Frosting is ready to spread or drizzle over your favorite cake recipe in just 4 minutes! This caramel frosting recipe is also known as Boiled Brown Sugar Frosting or Penuche.
Caramel Frosting is a fudge frosting recipe that is so good, you will want to just eat it from a spoon! Use as a drizzle over your favorite bundt cake, or spread on your cupcakes, you can’t go wrong with this one!
What You Need To Make Caramel Frosting
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Half and Half
I recommend a Candy Thermometer if you don’t trust judging the caramel frosting by eye.
Tips For Making A Boiled Frosting Recipe
Using salted butter eliminates the need to add salt. If you use unsalted butter, I recommend adding 1/2 teaspoon of salt with the sugar.
Whole milk can be substituted for half and half.
If the confectioners sugar is lumpy, I recommend putting it through a sieve before adding it to the frosting.
Boiled caramel frosting can be tricky. It can harden on you quickly. I recommend pouring or spreading it over your cake when it is hot. The cake can also be hot.
If the seems to harden too quickly, add a little more half and half as needed.
If the frosting seems to be too loose, go ahead and add a little more powdered sugar as needed.
Use a candy thermometer if you are nervous about over cooking the frosting. It should reach a temperature of 234 degrees.
Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.
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