Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • ⅓ cup chopped pecans(Optional)
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and continue to simmer for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in half-and-half cream and salt and return to a boil, continuing to stir. Remove the caramel from the heat and allow to cool to lukewarm, then add vanilla.

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  • Step 2

    Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar with an electric mixer until smooth, being careful not to over-beat. If the frosting becomes too thick, hot water can be added to thin it out. Spread over a cooled cake and sprinkle with pecans. Allow the frosting to set before serving, about 15 minutes.

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