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Frosting Frosting


Difficulty: Easy

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Your favorite cake recipe
1   (16-ounce) box confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup heavy cream, or more if necessary
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick butter)
1 cup chopped nuts, optional

Directions

To prepare frosting, melt butter in saucepan over medium heat and stir in brown sugar and cream. Bring to a boil, then transfer to a mixing bowl. Add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Beat with a handheld electric mixer until it reaches a spreading consistency. At this time it may be necessary to add a tablespoon of heavy cream, or more, if frosting gets too thick. Just be sure to add cream in small amounts because you can always add to, but you can’t take away. Frost your cake and sprinkle the top with chopped nuts, if desired.

Cook’s Note: To fix runny icing, add additional powdered sugar until the consistency is right.

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PAULA I AM DIABETIC AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE SUGAR FREE RECIPES BECAUSE I AM A SWEET EATER AND DO YOU HAVE A SUGAR FREE COOK BOOK OUT AND WHERE.

By sue moore on May 14, 2013

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I am making a cherry cake for my Husbands birthday. Can you tell me how I can adapt this recipe to go with a cherry cake? I have maraschino cherries the cherry juice, powdered sugar, butter/Crisco milk and vanilla flavoring. Am I on the right tract?

By Brenda Cates on December 07, 2011

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what frosting on cupcakes with kaluha and filled cupcakes thank you paula

By Anonymous on December 01, 2011

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Hey Miranda! Of course, feel free to substitute any milk you like, just add a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency.

By Libbie Summers, Senior Food Editor on April 02, 2011

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for the frosting, do i have to use heavy cream? or can i use whole milk?

By miranda on March 10, 2011

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By ashleyrose2005 on February 24, 2009

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yummy and sweet

By ashleyrose2005 on February 24, 2009

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