My GK loved this. I put it on yellow cake.
Hard Shell Caramel Icing 1-1/2 cup sugar 1-1/2 cup brown sugar; packed 3/4 cup canned evaporated milk 1 T. butter 1 tsp. vanilla (I used pure vanilla)1/8 tsp. salt (I used a little pinch)Cook sugars and milk to soft-ball stage.
Add butter; stir to mix.
Add vanilla and salt.
Add confectioners' sugar if needed to thicken or milk to keep smooth as it hardens.
This icing forms a hard shell.
This is an unusual recipe - but produces a very good "fudgy" caramel frosting. It was my oldest son's favorite cake when he was growing up - he liked it on a white cake best.
Caramel Icing1 tsp. baking soda1 cup buttermilk2 cups white granulated sugar1/2 cup unsalted butter1 tsp. pure vanillacan also add few drops of almond extract and/or nuts - pecans are good.Dissolve soda in buttermilk and cook slowly w/ sugar and butter. Cook until thermometer reaches soft ball stage (forgot number). It takes a while and you need to watch it carefully, and stir occasionally. It turns a caramel color.Cool and add flavoring and some nuts, if desired.Beat until thick and creamy. This sets up fast and it is best served/poured on a sheet cake. It is really delicious and tastes like caramel fudge!Hope you try it and enjoy!
Blueridge, thanks so much, my DH is a caramel fanatic! :)
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Oh, my, these both look wonderful!! Love caramel, so copied them both!
Thank you Lin for sharing your recipe. Just talked with my DD and told her about this one. She makes alot of cupcakes for the girls to take to school and thinks this icing will stand up real well in lunches as well as for class parties..........and the girls love Caramel........just emailed it off to her. She is sending thanks as well.
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