Grandma's Creamy Brown Sugar Frosting Recipe Is What to Spread on Cake by 30Seconds Food

Grandma's Creamy Brown Sugar Frosting Recipe Is What to Spread on Cake

Today, many of us tend to grab a tub of that premade cake frosting instead of making it from scratch like grandma did. This easy brown sugar cake frosting recipe is sweet, creamy and addictive. 

To make grandma's creamy brown sugar frosting you will need two sticks of butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract, powdered sugar and heavy cream. The ingredients are beaten together with an electric mixer until creamy and spreadable. Yum! 

Use the brown sugar icing on cakes or cupcakes – and the leftovers are great on pancakes and waffles or dip cookies in it.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 20 (makes about 6 cups)


Here's how to make it:

  1. Cream the butter and brown sugar together with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add in about half of the powdered sugar and continue to mix.
  3. Add the remaining powdered sugar and mix until thick.
  4. Add the vanilla and half the heavy cream. Mix. Add the remaining cream, if needed, to reach desired consistency. Store in an airtight container until ready to use. 

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Recipe Notes

  • Start out with 1 teaspoon of heavy cream and increase it a little at a time until you reach desired consistency.
  • Store the frosting in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 191

Total Fat 9.4g

Saturated Fat 5.9g

Cholesterol 25mg

Sodium 67mg

Total Carbohydrate 27.5g

Dietary Fiber 0g

Total Sugars 27.1g

Protein 0.1g

Vitamin D 7mcg

Calcium 6mg

Iron 0mg

Potassium 9mg

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Elisa Schmitz
I love brown sugar. Such simple yumminess. This recipe sounds perfect!
Easy to make your own frosting and no preservatives or any other stuff you can't pronounce...

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