Penuche Frosting

Penuche Frosting

Penuche is a rich creamy frosting made from brown sugar, butter, milk or cream and vanilla.

15 min. prep time
1 3/4 cups
454 Ratings


1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Cook brown sugar, half & half, butter and salt in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil. Cool 15-20 minutes. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth.

Nutrition Facts (2 tablespoons)

Calories: 150

Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 55mg

Carbohydrates: 29g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 0g

Recipe #11481©2000Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

It's just about like my mom's and grandmas,but my Mom snuck in some maple flavoring to make it have more of an aroma,but where i live... If you say penuche cake everyone runs away! My mom just told me to tell them it was caramel cake
I added a full teaspoon of vanilla to give it a little more kick.
this was so good on the banana cake !
gonna make more today, make it a thinner consistency and drizzle it over angel food cake !
Tastes like old fashioned caramel icing! Sweet sweet sweet! Add a little more powdered sugar to make it thicker.

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