Brown Sugar Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Brown Sugar Buttercream Frosting Recipe

The sweet, rich flavor of brown sugar blended into a soft and fluffy buttercream frosting will take any dessert to the next level. Brown sugar frosting is easy to make and will add a new depth of delicious to any of your favorite layer cakes or cupcakes!
  • Prep25 min
  • Total Time3 hr
  • Skill LevelBeginner
    Amount3 1/2 cups


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  1. In a small saucepan, combine dark brown sugar and water. Bring to a boil stirring constantly over medium-high heat, just until sugar dissolves.
  2. Reduce heat to medium, cook 1 minute, then remove from heat. Using a clean spatula, stir in salt.
  3. Transfer to a heat-proof bowl, cover and let cool completely to room temperature (about 2-3 hours).
  4. In a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar syrup until smooth.
  5. Gradually add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down bottom and sides of bowl as necessary. Beat until light and fluffy, about 1 minute.


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