Caramel Frosting

Baking By momd68 Updated 17 Nov 2011 , 6:17pm by shanter

momd68 Posted 16 Nov 2011 , 2:26am
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I am looking for a good caramel frosting recipe. I have searched on CC but it goes to nothing available ??

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MCurry Posted 16 Nov 2011 , 4:10am
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There are several recipes for caramel frosting on CC. Go to recipes and just put in "caramel" and you will get recipes for caramel flavored cakes/cupcakes as well as frostings. Some frostings say salted caramel but I am sure you can eliminate the salt.

However if you are making SMBC or IMBC you can always make a caramel sauce and fold into the buttercream.

poohsmomma Posted 16 Nov 2011 , 2:16pm
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I will share one that my aunt kept secret for YEARS! When she died, my mother got her recipe box.

This requires a little work, but is amazing; It tastes like fudge. I pull this recipe out every Christmas when I make my stack pies and jam cake.

1 1/2 Cups brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup half and half

Combine all ingredients. Boil until it reaches soft ball stage-this takes about 25 minutes. Let cool, then beat, beat and beat some more. Beat until it's not shiny.

argylealice Posted 16 Nov 2011 , 2:48pm
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Hi poohsmomma
could you tell me what half and half is please.is it cream?
thanks

poohsmomma Posted 16 Nov 2011 , 3:18pm
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Argylealice,
Half and half is half milk and half heavy cream. If you don't have it in the UK, you can just use 1/2 cup of cream and 1/2 cup of milk. I do that sometimes in a pinch.

argylealice Posted 17 Nov 2011 , 5:10pm
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thanks a lot will give it a try

steffla Posted 17 Nov 2011 , 5:32pm
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Thanks for sharing! Would be really interested in trying this! Do you happen to know what temp the soft ball stage is?

shanter Posted 17 Nov 2011 , 6:17pm
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Soft ball is 234oF and slightly above; 244oF is hard ball stage.

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