Brown Sugar Buttercream Frosting

Friday, January 14, 2011

Ever been out of powdered sugar and needed to make some frosting?  This recipe from Martha Stewart's Cupcake cookbook is just what you need for such a baking emergency.  Not only did the frosting have a smooth, creamy texture with the brown sugary flavor, but it also piped out beautifully and held its shape as well as any frosting we'd ever made. We served it on our Snickerdoodle cake, made as cupcakes. 

 Click here for printable recipe.
The ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 package (8-ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup packed light-brown sugar

With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter, cream cheese, and brown sugar until smooth.  Use immediately, or refrigerate up to 3 days in an airtight container.  Before using, bring to room temperature and beat on low speed until smooth.  Makes 2-1/2 cups. 


From Martha Stewart's Cupcakes cookbook.  


Anonymous,  January 14, 2011 at 10:17 AM  

okay.... Y U M! Great recipe idea! I am a huge icing/frosting lover and cannot wait to try this! Have a super weekend!!!

Kim@Seasons of My Heart January 14, 2011 at 11:42 AM  

Yum-oh! Do you have a favorite cupcake recipe you like to use with this???

Lara January 14, 2011 at 2:18 PM  

Hi Kim,
I used the Snickerdoodle Cake recipe and made them as cupcakes.

teresa January 14, 2011 at 2:32 PM  

oooh, how nice! i would never think to make frosting like this, delicious!

ann January 15, 2011 at 8:52 PM  

Wow, love the frosting. Love the snickerdoodle cake. Fantastic!

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