This delicious easy caramel icing recipe is made with everyday kitchen staples and is super quick to make! It beats store bought icing ANY day!
This Easy Caramel Icing is so delicious and it’s simple enough that even an inexperienced cook can make it. We love it with my Best Ever Chocolate Cake and it also goes perfectly with Gingerbread Cake, a yummy winter dessert.
If you are worried about not being able to eat a whole cake, you can easily half the recipe. Or just make a whole cake and freeze part of it. Cake is something that freezes really well and it’s always handy to have things like that in the freezer!
EASY CARAMEL ICING
Quick Caramel Icing
This simple caramel icing, made from 4 everyday kitchen staples, is absolutely delicious and crazy easy to make!
- ½ c. butter
- 1 c. brown sugar
- ¼ c. milk
- 2 c. sifted powdered sugar
Melt butter and brown sugar together on low heat. Bring to boil and boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
Add milk and heat just until boiling again. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
Mix in powdered sugar until smooth. (I find using a whisk or hand mixer really helps to get it nice and smooth.)
The icing will be pretty runny initially, but it will quickly start to firm up.
Because of how quickly the icing firms up, it does not work well for decorating layer cakes, unless you are okay with the "naked" cake look. It would probably work for that!
This makes plenty for a 9×13 cake- in fact, you might not even want to use it all if you don't like lots of icing.
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