Butterscotch Frosting

Butterscotch Frosting
Photo by Scott Phillips


  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy cream; more as needed
  • 6 oz. confectioners’ sugar (1-½ cups, spooned and leveled)
  • ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract

Melt the butter in a heavy 2- or 3-quart saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the brown sugar and stir almost constantly with a wooden spoon. After 2 to 3 minutes, the sugar will melt and smooth out, and the mixture will begin to bubble (it’s all right if it still looks separated at this point). On...

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