Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting
Makes about 6 cups
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1⁄3 cup water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened and divided
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (2-pound) bag confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons whole milk
  1. In a small saucepan, bring brown sugar, ⅓ cup water, and salt to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and stir in ½ cup butter until melted. Let cool completely.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cooled sugar mixture, cream cheese, and remaining ½ cup butter with a mixer at medium speed until smooth and creamy. Reduce speed to low, and gradually add confectioners’ sugar, beating until smooth. If frosting is too thick to spread, beat in milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, to achieve a spreadable consistency. Use immediately.
Recipe by Paula Deen Magazine at