Scrumptious Penuche Frosting

Scrumptious Penuche Frosting

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"This scrumptious caramel-flavored frosting is the perfect frosting for any yummy cake. It is perfect on basic yellow cake as well as homemade pound cake. Some love it on chocolate cake as well."
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40 m servings 124 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 124 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 5.2 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.7g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 47 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and continue to simmer for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in half-and-half cream and salt and return to a boil, continuing to stir. Remove the caramel from the heat and allow to cool to lukewarm, then add vanilla.
  2. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar with an electric mixer until smooth, being careful not to over-beat. If the frosting becomes too thick, hot water can be added to thin it out. Spread over a cooled cake and sprinkle with pecans. Allow the frosting to set before serving, about 15 minutes.


  1. 44 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

In "my version" of this popular southern recipe, if you do not use a hand mixer, it is important to use sifted powdered sugar to make sure you have smooth frosting. *Edited to add*: It is also v...

Most helpful critical review

Made this exactly as written and it was GRITTY. I knew it had something to do with bringing the sugar up to temperature too quickly, and my googling confirmed that. If the sugar granules aren't ...

In "my version" of this popular southern recipe, if you do not use a hand mixer, it is important to use sifted powdered sugar to make sure you have smooth frosting. *Edited to add*: It is also v...

MMM...delicious frosting. It was perfect in the sweetness department. As it cooled, it took a more pipe-able consistency, which is what I was hoping for (otherwise I would have needed to add ext...

This is such an easy, yummy frosting recipe! I made it to top some zucchini spice was super yummy! I didn't have any half-and-half, so I just used milk instead. It turned out perfe...

Ridiculously sweet, and really not my thing... but I made this to top cupcakes for a client...and she said it was delicious and perfect, so there you go! The instructions are well-written, which...

Outstanding! I followed the recipe exactly (except left out the pecans). It's delicious, creamy and caramelly. Perfect as written. I used it on an apple spice cake. Everyone loved it. Thanks.

I made this for my Dil's bday and everyone loved it. I had to leave off the nuts(allergies) but my grandson found some and added to his piece. He said yummiest cake ever. Thanks for it

I wouldnt change a thing..just like mom used to make. It was delicious on an apple cake.

Delicious and fudgey just like it's supposed to be! I like this frosting because it can be enjoyed warm and didn't melt into the still-warm cupcakes. Perfect!

This was absolutely delicious on the Applesauce Spice cake I made yesterday.