This is my recipe, and I'm sorry a couple of people have had trouble with it. This isn't a beginner's recipe because you have to be careful not to overheat the frosting, and you have to beat it soooo long for it to get thick enough to spread. If you don't beat it long enough, it will be gritty. If you cook it too long, it will get too thick and be hard to spread. The frosting is temperamental, but well worth it. It isn't a rich buttery-looking caramel; it's more creamy and beige-colored. I've been making this cake every Christmas for more than 20 years and I know it's difficult to make--I've had a few instances where the frosting was too runny or thick as a brick! But when I take the time and pay attention to the details, it is absolutely fabulous. I hope the other reviews don't dissuade you from giving it a try!
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This is my recipe, and I'm sorry a couple of people have had trouble with it. This isn't a...