Toffee icing with nuts

    2 hours 35 min

    This toffee icing is really deliciously different. You can add the pecans, or omit them, or use another nut. This icing needs time to set after you pour it on the cake, so plan ahead.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 220g dark brown soft sugar
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 4 tablespoons milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 5 tablespoons toasted, chopped pecans

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:2hr setting  ›  Ready in:2hr35min 

    1. In a shallow saucepan, thoroughly mix dark brown soft sugar and flour. Stir in butter and milk, and cook over medium-high heat until mixture comes to the boil. Boil exactly 90 seconds.
    2. Remove from heat. Allow to cool 5 minutes. Beat with a wooden spoon until mixture begins to thicken. Mix in vanilla and continue beating until icing is the consistency of thick honey, no more than 1 to 2 minutes.
    3. Immediately pour icing onto cooled cake and quickly spread with the back of a warm spoon before frosting begins to set. Quickly sprinkle top of cake with toasted pecans. Icing will set up completely in a few hours.

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    This was delicious - just what I was looking for to top off a not-too0sweet spice cake. Thanks so much!  -  19 Oct 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    VERY good! Great on Southern Praline Pecan Cake. Will try this on Sticky Toffee Pudding. Great with or without the added pecans & quickly hardened to a nice smoothe finish.  -  08 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Perfect glaze to use atop Fresh Apple Cake II. Using the whip attachment on my mixer instead of hand-mixing made this recipe even easier. Thanks!  -  15 Apr 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)