Monday, January 19, 2009

Caramel Frosting

1/2 cup stick margarine or butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 cups powdered sugar

Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in brown sugar. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly; reduce heat to low. Boil and stir 2 minutes. Stir in milk. Heat to boiling; remove from heat. Cool to lukewarm.

Gradually stir in powdered sugar. Beat until smooth and spreadable. If frosting becomes too stiff, stir in additional milk, one teaspoon at a time or heat over low heat, stirring constantly. 

I especially like this frosting for homemade cinnamon rolls. This recipe will frost one jelly roll pan of cinnamon rolls.


I like to wrap individual cinnamon rolls in aluminum foil and freeze them. That way, Nate can grab one out of the freezer on his way to school or I can have a yummy snack during the day.


  1. This looks so tasty - Question... Do you frost the cinnamon roll and then freeze it? Or do you freeze it without the frosting? I'd love this recipe even better if it were freezer-proof.

  2. I frost it, then freeze it. Some of the frosting sticks to the aluminum foil, but it's worth it to have several weeks' supply of cinnamon rolls all ready to eat in the freezer.

  3. I love cinnamon rolls like this.