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Old Fashioned Caramel Icing Recipe

Old Fashioned Caramel Icing

How to make your own caramel icing.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword caramel icing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 cake


  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Brown or Raw Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 2 cups Homemade Powdered Sugar


  1. n a saucepan, heat the butter and brown sugar together until boiling. Boil while stirring for 2 minutes. Add in the milk and stir until almost boiling.
  2. Remove the mixture from heat and cool for a few minutes, add in the powdered sugar with a whisk and mix until incorporated.
  3. Place in a mixer or using electric hand mixers, whip the icing until light and fluffy. You can use this to frost immediately after whipping.
  4. This recipe makes enough to cover a 9x13 cake, 2 dozen cupcakes, or one whole pan of Zucchini Brownies (plus some to spare), it's very sweet like many treats so enjoy in moderation!