Easy Penuche Frosting
1/2 cup (two sticks) butter or margarine
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
1/4 cup of milk
2 cups of confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
Melt the butter or margarine in a saucepan. heat to boiling. Bring to a boil and stir over low heat for two minutes. Stir in milk heat to boiling again. Remove from the heat and gradually add the confectioners sugar. Place the pan in a bowl of ice water and beat to spreading consistency. If it is too stiff heat again and stir constantly until the right consistency is reached.
(I prefer cream cheese frosting on my apple sauce cake. I don't know if we even knew what cream cheese was when I was growing up.)