brown butter cream cheese frosting

This brown butter cream cheese frosting is so luscious and creamy. Brown butter gives your average cream cheese frosting a rich and nutty flavor, perfect for topping on your favorite cakes and cupcakes! If you’re looking for something a little different, give this recipe a try!

Let's make brown butter cream cheese frosting together! Gather your ingredients.

Cut the butter into small pieces.

Place butter in a medium saucepan or light colored skillet over low to medium heat.

Continue to melt butter, stirring often. The butter will begin to foam and you’ll see little brown bits forming on the bottom of the pan.

Cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring constantly. The foam will start to dissipate and the butter will turn a golden brown.

Remove the brown butter from the heat and place in a small bowl. Let the browned butter cool and solidify before using.

Once the brown butter is solid, add it to a large bowl with softened cream cheese.

Mix on medium speed until light and fluffy. You should not see any chunks of cream cheese in the mixture.

Add the vanilla extract and salt to the brown butter cream cheese mixture. Mix until combined, about 1 minute.

Gradually add in the powdered sugar on low speed, mixing between each addition.

Increase the speed to medium-high speed and mix until you reach the perfect consistency.

Use this frosting to decorate your favorite cakes, cookies, brownies, and more!

Grab the full recipe at the link below!