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Monday, May 4, 2015

Heavenly Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

    As far as I know, this recipe is an original.  And totally AMAZING, if I do say so myself.  It takes my love for boiled frosting one step further.  I made it for a grilled dessert you are going to go nuts for.  Don't worry, you'll hear more about that tomorrow.  For right now, lets focus on the frosting.  You know you want to!

   Just think of what you could do with this frosting.  I have conjured up a few ideas myself:

  • eat it on a spoon
  • drizzle it over a bundt cake
  • spread it over an apple cake
  • spread it over a carrot cake
  • spread it over a butter cake
  • spread it over a banana cake
  • dip apple slices into it
  • or pear slices
  • or peaches, or bananas or grapes
  • or, and this may be one of my favorite ideas, spread it over the bottom of a nice soft oatmeal cookie and cover with another cookie.  Smoosh and enjoy!
   Like any boiled frosting, you start by thickening the milk with the flour.  I went ahead and added the brown sugar and cinnamon at this stage to make sure I ended up with a smooth frosting.  You can already tell this is going to be good!

   Then you whip it with the cream cheese.  You get a soft, luscious, flavorful frosting that you will want to eat right now!  It is really soft and perfectly spreadable at this stage, but will firm up some in the fridge.

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting


1/4 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
16 oz cream cheese

  1. In small saucepan, whisk together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt to ensure there are no clumps.  Stir in milk and heat over medium low heat until thickened.  It will go really slow at first, but once it starts to thicken in will go quickly.  Set aside and let cool to almost room temperature.
  2. Whip together cream cheese and vanilla in stand mixer.  Slowly pour in thickened milk mixture, then turn mixer to high and let whip for at least 5  minutes.
  3. Frost your cake and store in the refrigerator.
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  1. I love cream cheese frosting, this version with the cinnamon and brown sugar sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday!

    1. Thanks for hosting! Have a great weekend, see you Monday!

  2. I'm loving this! I'm always so impressed by your masterpieces. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you on Monday at 7. Happy Mother's Day! Lou Lou Girls

    1. Happy Mother's Day to you as well! Thanks for hosting, see you Monday night!

  3. mmmm...cinnamon and brown sugar with cream can't go wrong there! I would definitely eat it on a spoon! Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Monday!

    1. On the spoon is definitely a good way to go! Why waste the calories on anything else?! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Ooh this on apple cake! Thanks for posting. Hello from Clever Chicks.

    1. Oh my goodness! That would be wonderful!