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Brown Sugar Frosting with Cinnamon

An easy buttercream frosting with brown sugar and cinnamon that's perfect for fall desserts.
4.84 from 6 votes


  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • ½ cup brown sugar dark or light
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon milk plus more if needed for consistency
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Cream butter and brown sugar at medium speed of mixer until well blended.
  • Allow butter/brown sugar mixture to sit at room temperature for 1-2 hours.
  • Cream with mixer for 1 minute before adding remaining ingredients.
  • Beat at medium high speed for 2-3 minutes or until all ingredients are well blended, scraping sides of bowl and adding additional milk (1 teaspoon at a time) if needed for desired consistency.


Makes enough for 18-24 cupcakes, a two layer cake or a 9 x 13 sheet cake. 
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