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Browned Butter-Cinnamon-Cream Cheese Frosting

Browned Butter-Cinnamon-Cream Cheese Frosting might just become your new go-to frosting for all of your favorite confections.


This recipe goes with Chocolate Velvet Cupcakes

Southern Living DECEMBER 2011

  • Yield: Makes 5 cups
  • Hands-on: 15 Minutes
  • Total: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 (16-oz.) packages powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


1. Cook butter in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, 6 to 8 minutes or until butter begins to turn golden brown. Immediately remove from heat. Pour butter into a bowl. Cover and chill 1 hour or until butter is cool and begins to solidify.

2. Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add powdered sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Stir in cinnamon and vanilla.


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