Browned Butter-Cinnamon-Cream Cheese Frosting

- Photo: Jennifer Davick
Photo: Jennifer Davick

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

Hands-on time: 15 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yields: Makes 5 cups


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

How to Make It

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.

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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