Saturday, July 13, 2013

Southern Caramel Icing

Today is my neighbor's birthday, so I am baking her my Simple Vanilla Cake. I decided that I wanted to do something a little different from plain old buttercream frosting so I found this recipe and decided to give it a try, after all you can't go wrong with caramel.  Right?

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup Crisco
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  1. Mix all ingredients in a 3-4 quart cast iron dutch oven.
  2. Swirl pan to keep ingredients moving in the pan.
  3. Cook to softball stage 235º – 245º on a candy thermometer or when tested in a cup of cold water.
  4. Remove from heat and beat with a wooden spoon until creamy and ready to spread.
*Note- be ready to spread the icing as soon as it is done!

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