I don't know where my Aunts got this recipe, but this is taken from the handwritten index card given to me by my late Aunt Doll. She would often use this on a layered white cake and fling liberal amounts of sweetened shredded coconut on the surface after spreading it on the outside. I like it as it is. Sometimes all you need do is let butter, sugar, and cream speak for itself... with a little help from vanilla.
- 125 butter
- 250 soft light brown sugar
- 83 heavy cream (keep some extra at hand, in case)
- 454 confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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If it seems too thick, dribble in more of the cream, and mix in. No more than a bit at a time. You can add it, but you can't remove it.