First of all, I must thank who submitted this recipe profusely. I've always tried making my dad's favorite chocolate cake with caramel frosting, but every caramel frosting recipe I tried was a flop. But after trying this recipe, it is excellent and I can finally make it for him on his birthday, so thank you so much!! I was slightly hesitant after reading the reviews, but I followed this recipe exactly as is, no extra whipping cream, no powdered sugar, and it came out perfect, with a wonderful caramel taste (like Werther's caramel candies)! I cooled the caramel on the counter first, and then put it in the refrigerator and waited until the caramel was firm, almost like a chewy caramel candy, and then whipped it with an electric mixer and it was perfect! I think waiting until it firmed up was the key to a frosting consistency, so those of you having consistency problems should really give this recipe another try, because it's really great. Thank you so much again, the frosting is simply delectable! Update: After making this frosting multiple times, I must make this warning: DO NOT USE STORE BRAND BROWN SUGAR! I've made it twice with store brand brown sugar just to make sure the first time wasn't my own mistake, and I've found that during the two times I used it, the caramel became very hard and completely unworkable! I use Domino brand brown sugar and it comes out perfectly, so just make sure not to use store brand!
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First of all, I must thank who submitted this recipe profusely. I've always tried making my...