I’m sure you all have at least one. A family recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation that is accompanied with stories that bring smiles to your face. Just one taste takes you back to a certain moment that you will never forget. As you are whipping up that dessert, you can almost feel grandma or great-grandma there with you. While I do have several such recipes, today I want to share my Great-Grandma Olga’s Creamy Caramel Frosting with you.
As I think back about my memories of Grandma Olga, almost every one of them involves cooking or baking. I remember showing up at her house and finding her busy in the kitchen working on something. As she worked, she would quietly sing one of her favorite church hymns. Being a little girl, it was always fun to help her out, but I can also recall sitting back and just watching her at work. She was a soft-spoken lady with a thin stature, but in the kitchen, she was in full control and was great at it!
When it comes to caramel frosting, I’ve searched…I’ve experimented…but I keep coming back to grandma’s! This Creamy Caramel Frosting is a family recipe that simply can’t be beat! Traditionally, she paired it with her delicious Homemade Poppy Seed Cake, but I am not against spreading the wealth a little bit. I have eaten this Creamy Caramel Frosting on muffins, breads, and a wide variety of cakes, I’ve dipped apples in it…and yes, I have eaten it by the spoonful!
Follow the no-fail recipe below and prepare to be amazed!
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
3 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
about 3 cups powdered sugar
Step 1: Combine brown sugar, salt, and milk is a medium saucepan and bring to a low boil.
Step 2: Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from stove.
Step 3: Add butter and vanilla. Cool completely!
Step 4: Beat in powdered sugar until creamy enough to spread. (Add milk if it gets too thick.)
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- about 3 cups powdered sugar
- Combine brown sugar, salt, and milk is a medium saucepan and bring to a low boil.
- Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from stove.
- Add butter and vanilla. Cool completely!
- Beat in powdered sugar until creamy enough to spread. (Add milk if it gets too thick.)
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