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brown butter frosting on a cupcake

Brown Butter Frosting

Brown butter frosting made with cream cheese has a nutty and rich flavor with a touch of tanginess. The perfect frosting for fall!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword buttercream frosting
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Calories 772kcal


  • Handheld or stand mixer
  • Whisk Attachment


Brown Butter Buttercream

  • 8 oz browned butter room temperature
  • 8 oz unsalted butter room temperature
  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 20 oz powdered sugar add more for a stiffer buttercream


Brown Butter Buttercream Instructions

  • Place softened butter in the bowl of your stand mixer with the whisk attachment and mix until smooth.
  • Add in your cream cheese and mix until smooth
  • Add in your browned butter and mix until smooth and creamy
  • Add in your powdered sugar one cup at a time while mixing on low until all the powdered sugar is added. Do not over-mix.
  • Add in your salt and vanilla until combined.



Serving: 1g | Calories: 772kcal | Carbohydrates: 96g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 94g | Vitamin A: 1452IU | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg