Smooth, sweet and creamy, this butterscotch frosting is easy to make and is a perfect topper to butter cake, chocolate cake, banana cake and more!
I LOVE frosting. As far as I am concerned, most of the time cake is mostly just an excuse for frosting. I have had a particular crush for cooked frostings lately.
There is something magic that happens when you cook milk and flour to a paste and then whip it into butter or cream cheese and make it into something so light and airy and so good.
So I just knew I was going to love this caramel-y butterscotch frosting recipe Di sent. I adjusted it slightly because I didn’t have any heavy cream and I wasn’t in the mood to go to the store. It was still wonderful!
Di sent this as the recommended topping for her now famous banana cake. Since the banana cake requires a trip to the freezer, I just beat until the frosting is mixed but still warm.
Then I pour the frosting on the cake fresh from the freezer. You just pour and spread. The frosting sets quickly on the frozen cake.
Then set it aside and let it come to room temp. You will never have a more moist and delicious banana cake in your life and the frosting is a perfect consistency too!
If you are frosting a room temperature cake, just beat the frosting a little longer. As it cools down it will become a spreadable consistency.
I mean, really. Just give me a spoon… and a glass of milk… this frosting is a sweet one!
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup whole milk
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- In a small saucepan, melt butter.
- Add sugar and milk and cook over medium low heat until the sugar is fully dissolved, about two minutes.
- Remove from heat and add vanilla.
- Transfer to your mixer bowl. Beat on medium, adding a little powdered sugar at a time. Adjust by adding more sugar or milk until you reach your desired consistency.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 204Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 113mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 0gSugar: 33gProtein: 0g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.