Thursday, April 23, 2009

Penuche Frosting

Sandra tells me that this frosting is perfect on Better Than Sex Cake. That cake is just too rich for me (you can draw your own conclusions) but I am happy to send you to some recipes for it, here and here. Or you can put this frosting on my recipe for the very simple chocolate Cockeyed Cake.

Penuche Frosting

1 cup packed light brown sugar
8 tbl (1 stick) butter
1/4 cup whole milk
2 cups sifted powdered sugar

Place the brown sugar and butter in a medium size saucepan over medium heat. Simmer, stirring constantly, until well combined--about 2 minutes. Carefully pour in the milk, stirring, and bring the mixture to a boil. Remove from heat and cool slightly. 

Place the powdered sugar in your mixer bowl. Pour the brown sugar mixture over it. Beat on low speed until smooth and creamy, about 2 or 3 minutes. 

Use immediately while still warm to frost the cake. The frosting may harden while you are working with it--in this case, warm it up for a few seconds in the microwave. 

To use this frosting for the Cockeyed Cake, I would make just half a recipe. 

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