Brown Sugar Frosting

Brown Sugar Frosting | Zim on a Whim

I have a new favorite frosting recipe for my cakes and cupcakes! It took me three tries, but I think I got it just right.¬†It’s sweet and light and has a little something extra that comes from using brown sugar. I didn’t like the other recipes out there for one reason or another so I whipped up my own.

Brown Sugar Frosting | Zim on a Whim

It’s easy to spread on a cake, and also lends itself to decorative piping.

Brown Sugar Frosting Rosettes

It comes together in minutes…No ¬†cooking required!
Give it a try the next time you bake up some cupcakes!

Brown Sugar Frosting | Zim on a Whim

Brown Sugar Frosting
by Zim on a Whim

1 stick (1/2 cup) UNSALTED butter, softened
1 stick (1/2 cup) SALTED butter, softened
1/2 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup milk (not skim milk)
3 cups confectioner’s (powdered) sugar

1. Using an electric mixer, cream together the softened butter and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl.
2. Add in vanilla and milk. Starting off slowly so it doesn’t go all over the place, combine the liquids with the creamed mixture. (It will look as though it’s not coming together – just combine until you no longer see the milk.)
3. Gradually add in the confectioner’s sugar and mix until smooth and creamy.

That’s it!

Note: If you are frosting a larger 2 layer cake, especially with decorative piping work, you may need to double the recipe.

I may try it with dark brown sugar soon to taste the difference!
Have a sweet week!