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Carmel Frosting

This is the BEST frosting for chocolate cake (you can use on a smaller cake for thicker frosting, as well as for a larger sheet cake). 

Fair warning: this frosting requires a lot of time to stir, so get ready to stand at the stove (depending on your stove, it can take 30+ minutes to cook). But don't worry; it will be worth it!

You’ll need:

1 stick (8 tablespoons) real butter

1 cup sugar

1 5 oz can evaporated milk

1 bag of caramels; you need 22 individual caramels

1 tsp vanilla (or rum)

Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add sugar and evaporated milk; let mixture boil until it reaches soft ball stage, stirring constantly, making sure it doesn’t burn. This is important: make sure the mixture “sets” or your frosting will be too runny!

Remove from heat; add caramels and vanilla (or rum). Pour over cake immediately.

Carmel Frosting


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