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  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons hot milk


  • Combine brown sugar, butter, 1/4 cup milk and corn syrup in saucepan. Cook to 250 degrees, or until a small amount forms a hard ball in cold water. Stir constantly after mixture starts to boil. Remove from heat.
  • Combine vegetable shortening and salt and add confectioners' sugar gradually, creaming well. Add hot milk, then pour in hot butterscotch mixture gradually. Beat until smooth and thick enough to spread.
  • Makes enough icing to cover the top and sides of a 10- by 10- by 2-inch cake, or tops and sides of two 8-inch layer cakes.

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