Photo: Jennifer Davick
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 15 Mins
Yield
Makes 5 cups

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

 

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

Best Cream Cheese Frosting

mskhanson
November 19, 2015
Wow. This frosting is amazing. The browned butter gives it an amazingly deep flavor. You won't regret giving this recipe a chance! 

AMAZING............

angy1979
September 29, 2015
enough said.  

mskhanson's Review

hotlips13
February 06, 2013
I bake a lot and simply put, this is the best frosting I've ever made. Period!

Lynda09's Review

Lynda09
December 26, 2011
I agree...absolutely THE BEST frosting ever! It would go great on most any flavor of cake/cupcake I can think of. Pumpkin, banana, vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, carrot cakes...brownies. Shoot, this frosting would taste good on a gym sock. At first when I started beating the butter straight out of the fridge with the cream cheese, I thought the frosting would be too thick and that I would need to add a little milk to it but it turned into the perfect consistency for frosting my cupcakes. I made a 1/2 batch of the frosting and it was perfect for frosting 24 cupcakes with a fairly thick layer of frosting. I will be making this recipe for many years to come.

katysmith's Review

vicki
December 14, 2011
This is honestly the best frosting I have ever made, and I have made a LOT of homemade frostings. We used it on gingerbread man cookies (the recipe from the same Southern Living issue) and it was fantastic!

angy1979's Review

katysmith
November 23, 2011
So good! I love this frosting. I used it on the chocolate velvet cupcakes as well as a carrot cake I made. Definitely a keeper!