Glenda's Toffee Frosting

    35 min

    A lusciously creamy toffee icing to top your favourite cake. This is sweet, but a nice alternative to buttercream when you're looking for something different. Use on sponge, chocolate cake, banana cake...

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    Serves: 12 

    • 110g butter
    • 220g dark brown soft sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 6 tablespoons milk
    • 350g sifted icing sugar

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:20min cooling  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Melt butter in a saucepan, stir in the dark brown soft sugar and the salt. Bring to the boil and boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add the milk, stirring all the while.
    2. Return to heat and bring to the boil again. Remove from heat and allow to cool until lukewarm (approximately 20 to 25 minutes). Stir in the icing sugar and beat until smooth and cool enough to spread. You might need to add a few drops of milk if frosting gets too stiff.

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    This is fantastic! Made vanilla cupcakes (12) and topped with this frosting. This recipe gave more than a generous topping and they turned out just like the picture. Will definitely be using this again  -  05 Oct 2013


    Yes you can I did taste yummy made it to go with banana cupcakes  -  26 Apr 2013


    I really liked this - it tasted great, and was really easy to make and pipe. However, I didn't use anywhere near all of the icing sugar recommended, as the icing became very thick and was sweet enough. Other than that, this was a great frosting!  -  23 Feb 2015