The Best Brown Sugar Buttercream Frosting

The Best Brown Sugar Buttercream Frosting - a unique take on a traditional butter cream frosting. Rich, creamy and delicious with a hint of caramel it would be a great frosting for so many types of cakes: Chocolate, Apple, any kind of Spice Cake ... even Pumpkin. It is very delicious, so easy to make and tastes a little bit like chocolate chip cookie dough! You'll find yourself making this frosting over and over again. Follow us for more great Frosting Recipes!

The Best Brown Sugar Buttercream Frosting is a unique take on a traditional buttercream frosting – it is rich, creamy and delicious.

The first time I made this I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into.  I love brown sugar, so I knew it wouldn’t be too bad but I hate to deviate from my tried and true Best Buttercream Frosting.  Oh my goodness, I am so glad I deviated. Our Best Brown Sugar Buttercream Frosting is delicious.  The brown sugar makes this yummy frosting taste just like chocolate chip cookie dough.  Mmmmmm…….

The Best Brown Sugar Buttercream Frosting - a unique take on a traditional butter cream frosting. Rich, creamy and delicious with a hint of caramel it would be a great frosting for so many types of cakes: Chocolate, Apple, any kind of Spice Cake ... even Pumpkin. It is very delicious, so easy to make and tastes a little bit like chocolate chip cookie dough! You'll find yourself making this frosting over and over again. Follow us for more great Frosting Recipes!

In a mixer, cream together softened butter and brown sugar.  Add vanilla and mix until it is combined.  Add the powdered sugar and mix. Slowly at first until the powdered is combined into the butter and sugar mixture.  Then mix on medium until creamy.  Add milk 1 teaspoon at a time until you have the frosting at the desired consistency.

The Best Brown Sugar Buttercream Frosting - a unique take on a traditional butter cream frosting. Rich, creamy and delicious with a hint of caramel it would be a great frosting for so many types of cakes: Chocolate, Apple, any kind of Spice Cake ... even Pumpkin. It is very delicious, so easy to make and tastes a little bit like chocolate chip cookie dough! You'll find yourself making this frosting over and over again. Follow us for more great Frosting Recipes!

How much frosting will you need?  That always depends on how thick or thin you apply the frosting or how much decorating you do but here are a couple of guidelines. Our recipe should make enough Best Brown Sugar Buttercream Frosting to cover a 9″ x 13″ sheet cake or a two-layer 8″ cake.  If you are making cupcakes, you should be able to frost 24 cupcakes if you apply the frosting with a knife.  If you swirl on the frosting with a pastry bag like we have done here, you should be able to frost 15-18 cupcakes depending on the size of the swirl.

The Best Brown Sugar Buttercream Frosting - a unique take on a traditional butter cream frosting. Rich, creamy and delicious with a hint of caramel it would be a great frosting for so many types of cakes: Chocolate, Apple, any kind of Spice Cake ... even Pumpkin. It is very delicious, so easy to make and tastes a little bit like chocolate chip cookie dough! You'll find yourself making this frosting over and over again. Follow us for more great Frosting Recipes!

This Best Brown Sugar Buttercream Frosting is extremely yummy and would be great on so many types of cakes:  Chocolate, Apple, any kind of Spice Cake, Pumpkin … let your imagination be your guide.

The Best Brown Sugar Buttercream Frosting

The Best Brown Sugar Buttercream Frosting is a unique take on a traditional buttercream frosting – it is rich, creamy and delicious.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. In a mixer, cream together the butter and brown sugar.
  2. Add vanilla and mix until it is combined.
  3. Add the powdered sugar and mix. Slowly at first until the powdered is combined into the butter and sugar mixture. Then mix on medium until creamy.
  4. Add milk 1 teaspoon at a time until you have the frosting at the desired consistency.
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The Best Brown Sugar Buttercream Frosting - a unique take on a traditional butter cream frosting. Rich, creamy and delicious with a hint of caramel it would be a great frosting for so many types of cakes: Chocolate, Apple, any kind of Spice Cake ... even Pumpkin. It is very delicious, so easy to make and tastes a little bit like chocolate chip cookie dough! You'll find yourself making this frosting over and over again. Follow us for more great Frosting Recipes!

 

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18 comments on “The Best Brown Sugar Buttercream Frosting”

  1. add some cinnamon to this frosting and it transforms it into a wonderful light and fluffy icing!

  2. Hi, I just tried this recipe and while it tastes great it turned out a little grainy, any idea where I went wrong or what I could do to fix it?

    • Hi Ashley, it is a little grainy when you first make it, but it should become more smooth the longer it sits. Maybe next time try making it the day before.

  3. I love your buttercream brown sugar frosting. But my wife would like to know if it could be less sweet. Thanks

    • Hi Andrew … hmmm, this definitely is a sweet frosting. You might want to try to add a little bit of salt ala Salted Caramel Frosting.

  4. How long can this remain at room temperature once I frost cupcakes?

  5. Wow! This really is the best brown sugar buttercream frosting. I had a box spice cake mix and an abundance of brown sugar left over from Christmas baking, and I was hoping to find a way to use both. This frosting was perfect for the spice cupcakes. In fact, it’s so good that I’m about to slice an apple and eat some of it as a dip!! This recipe is a keeper!!

  6. Does this work well for decorating? I’m wondering if it would work for the Sesame Street cupcakes with the added food coloring. I’d like to have a different flavor instead of traditional buttercream.

    • Hi Wendy, I think it should be okay for decorating. My only concern is that the color is darker than a traditional buttercream, so it might be harder to get the color you want.

  7. Can you make this a day ahead and keep in refrigerator?

    • Hi Carolyn, yes you could make this a day ahead and keep it in the refrigerator. Just give yourself enough time to bring it back up to room temperature before you want to use it.

  8. I made this recipe with browned butter and it was delicious!

    • Hi Katie – What a great idea to use Browned Butter. We are definitely going to try that the next time we make this! Thanks for the tip. Glad you liked the recipe!

  9. Can I use Splenda brown sugar instead of light brown sugar.?

    • Hi Naomi, we have never tried it with the Splenda brown sugar, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. You would just need to check the conversion chart to see how much you should add. If you try it, let us know how it turns out.

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