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Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
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This easy cream cheese frosting recipe is perfect for almost any cupcake, or layer cake recipe. By adjusting the powdered sugar at the end you can easily control the thickness, depending on what you're using it for.

Makes about 4 cups of Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • 4 to 6 cups powdered sugar, depending on desired consistency


Cream the butter and cream cheese together in an electric mixer. (Be sure that the two are at room temperature. Cold cream cheese or butter can make your frosting lumpy.) Add the brown sugar and vanilla extract, and beat for about 2 minutes. Turn off mixer and add 2 cups of powdered sugar. Turn the mixer on a low speed so the sugar doesn’t fly out of the bowl. Slowly add more sugar alternately with the milk until you reach your desired consistency
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 5 out of 5
Smashing, Member Margaret_P

My daughter and her class loved it! It was too sweet for me but I don't take too much sweet stuff. Great all-time recipe! Did not need to add any milk.

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