Oh do I have fond memories of Mom making this frosting for cakes. There would be a nice thick layer of frosting on her cakes. I would then peel the frosting off the cake and eat the cake first, saving the delicious frosting for last. This works with both white and chocolate cake.
1/4 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
grain of salt
5 tablespoons milk
2 1/4 – 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
(I think there should be some vanilla in this but I did not include it when I typed the recipe card “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away.”)
Melt butter in saucepan.
Add brown sugar & salt.
Cook over low heat 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
Add milk and stir until boiling.
Take off stove and cool.
Add powdered sugar a little bit at a time.