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ISO caramel icing for applesauce cake

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midtownDiner123 Sep 26, 2008 04:30 AM

i'm making an applesauce cake and i want to frost it with a spreadable but good holding - and not overly sweet - caramel frosting. the frostings i've found could work but i want to avoid caramel fudge!! i'm a new baker. i wonder if i could get a rec. here are some i've found online:

caramel buttercream:
http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/caramel-buttercream?lnc=5a79cf380e1dd010VgnVCM1000005b09a00aRCRD&rsc=recipecontent_food

standard buttercream w/caramel extract:
http://gourmet-eats.blogspot.com/2008/05/caramel-buttercream-frosting.html
http://the-cupcakery-blog.blogspot.com/2008/03/rocky-road-chocolate-cupcake-with.html

caramel that isn't buttercream:
moosewood's caramel: http://invertedspoon.blogspot.com/2007/02/cake-for-breakfast.html
betty crocker: http://www.bettycrocker.com/Recipes/Recipe.aspx?recipeId=40769
http://invertedspoon.blogspot.com/2007/02/cake-for-breakfast.html

caramel cream cheese:
test the waters and mix a can of dulce de leche with cream cheese until i get the desired consistency?
-http://www.cottageliving.com/cottage/...

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  1. sarah galvin Sep 26, 2008 10:56 PM

    Joy of Cooking has a recipe for Old Fashioned Caramel Frosting that looks great.

    1. jill kibler Sep 27, 2008 08:15 AM

      I use the caramel frosting from the 1950 version of the Betty Crocker Picture book......

      heat 1/3 cup cream and 6 tbls butter. carmelize 2 tbls sugar by melting it in a heavy pan over low heat stirring constantly until golden brown. add cream butter mixture to the carmelized sugar and stir until the lumps are gone. Add 3 cups sifted confectioners sugar to the mixture and beat until smooth and the right consistance. You can add a bit more cream if it gets to thick.

      enjoy, jill

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