Recipe by BumbleBee
"Yummy and sweet, this is perfect for nut or dark chocolate cakes."
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This is a delicious caramel icing recipe. I used skim milk in place of heavy cream, and it didn't seem to make any difference. I also added 2 t vanilla after it cooled a little to give it a rich caramel flavor. Make sure you cool the sauce before beating in the sugar, and like others have said, make this when you're ready to use it. If it gets too thick, just beat it until it's usable. The end result is a thick, wonderful icing that I used on a chocolate cake.
This icing is super easy to make and tastes okay but it just doesn't really taste much like caramel. I think next time I'll add vanilla or something. Definitely make it right before you're going to put it on cake. I baked mine in an 8x11 glass dish. When it cooled slightly I poked holes in the cake so the icing would seep down in. I did only use 1 cup of confectioner's sugar and that was plenty.
Tastes really wonderful, but was much too thick. I thinned it with a little water and it was really good on a pumpkin sheet cake :).
instead of brown sugar, I have used golden (lighter yellow) sugar. Tip: Start making this only when your baked good is ready to be "iced". I started it too early, and it was almost like modeling clay onto my cake that I had made, but it is good. Went well with the Holiday spice bread...
This icing has been used every time I have made the Banana Cake X and freezes so well. Kathleen Gex
Yummmm! I used whole milk instead of cream and it worked fine. I added a little more milk and a little less powdered sugar to thin it out to what I consider 'icing' consistency. The only reason I give it 4 stars is because the powdered sugar clumped a little on me when I added it. Seems like it calls to add it at the wrong time.
Excellent icing, excellent! I found, though, that two cups of powdered sugar was too much, so I make it with less. The last time I used a cup. I have an applesauce cake in the oven now (by Corwynn Darkholme--which is a delightful cake), and I'm going to try the icing again with only half a cup of powdered sugar.
The recipe as is was way too thick and lumpy. I added 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cream and about 1/3 cup cream cheese during the mixing process after the caramel had cooled. I used it to frost a Devil's food cake and it was DELICIOUS!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 51
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