Butterscotch Frosting

Butterscotch Frosting Recipe

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Cathy Gillespie


Awesome frosting!

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1/4 c
unsalted butter
1/3 c
dark brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 c
heavy cream
1 1/2 c
powdered sugar
1/2 tsp

How to Make Butterscotch Frosting


  • 1In a 2 or 3 quart heavy saucepan, melt butter over med-low heat. Add brown sugar and stir almost constantly. After 2-3 minutes the sugar will melt and smooth out, and the mixture will begin to bubble (it may look separated). Once this happens, stir constantly 2 minutes (less if sugar smells like it is burning).
  • 2Carefully add the cream and stir constantly for 2 minutes. The mixture will thicken slightly and will look smooth and glossy. Remove pan from heat and let cool 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Beat in the powdered sugar and vanilla. If the frosting seems a little dry, beat in more cream, 1/2 TBS at a time, until it is thick, smooth and spreadable.

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About Butterscotch Frosting

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American