Michele’s Favorite Frosting

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.


Butter Icing


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.

Frost cake.

Eat cake!