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Caramel Icing


Use this delicious recipe when making the Dolley Madison Layer Cake.

  • Yield: Makes enough for one 8-inch layer cake

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, April Spring 2008


  • 3 cups light-brown sugar
  • 1 cup light cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Whisk together sugar, cream, and butter in a medium bowl. Set bowl over (but not touching) simmering water, cook until thickened, about 20 minutes. Remove bowl from heat; stir in vanilla. Let cool.

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