I came across the recipe for this frosting in a book of my grandma's treasured recipes that was passed on to me. It took me a minute to remember what this tasted like or looked like based on the name of it (amazing how fast we get attached to having a picture with a recipe), then it dawned on me, this was the stuff that tasted like caramel!! :)
This is an incredible frosting! I love it on spice cake, but it's yummy on many other cakes too!
1/2 Cup Butter
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Milk
1 3/4 - 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
In medium saucepan, melt butter then add brown sugar. Bring to boil, stir constantly for 2 minutes. Stir in milk and bring to boil again. Remove from heat, cool to lukewarm (I only let it sit for about 5 minutes), then add powdered sugar (too keep from having to whisk your wrist off to get lumps out, pre-sift powdered sugar...or just don't worry about it like me). Add a little hot water if it becomes too thick to spread. Spread quickly onto cooled cake.