This creamy frosting takes some time, but has a truly caramel flavor. Try it!
1 Place 2 tablespoons sugar in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and becomes golden brown in color. Set aside.
2 Combine remaining 1 cup sugar, butter, and cream in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Stir in caramelized sugar, and return to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Beat until frosting has a good spreading consistency.
I've made caramel frosting before and it has taken forever...this was quite easy and delicious! For 2 (torted) nine inch layers, I made 2 batches.