Betty's Caramel Frosting for Jam Cake -- Christmas

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Dec. 07, 2015

Betty demonstrates how to make Caramel Frosting for a Blackberry Jam Cake. This cake and frosting comprise one of the desserts on the Christmas table this year. (The recipe for the cake has been previously uploaded in Betty's Kitchen.) This is a traditional Christmas dessert in Kentucky.


Melted butter 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
White sugar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Brown sugar 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Whipping cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Large marshmallows 18 (cut in half)
Confectioner's sugar 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon



In a medium-sized saucepan, stir together butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and whipping cream. 

Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. 

Add marshmallow halves and stir until they are melted. 

Stir in vanilla. 

Add confectioner's sugar slowly, beating with an electric mixer on medium speed until frosting is of spreading consistency. 

For thicker consistency, refrigerate, checking occasionally. Spread on cooled cake, cupcakes, or cookies.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 3888Calories from Fat 1101

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 123 g189.2%

Saturated Fat 80 g400%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 167 mg6.96%

Total Carbohydrates 679 g226.3%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 642 g

Protein %

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet