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Brown Sugar Cupcakes with Browned Butter Frosting

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 24
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From-scratch frosting—featuring the rich taste of browned butter—makes these cupcakes irresistible!
Created Sep 9, 2011
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  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter (do not use margarine)
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 to 8 tablespoons milk


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups, grease bottoms and sides of muffin cups with shortening and lightly flour, or spray with baking spray with flour.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  • 3
    In large bowl, beat 1 cup butter on medium speed 30 seconds. Gradually add granulated sugar and brown sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time, beating well after each addition, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat 2 minutes longer. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. On low speed, alternately add flour mixture, about one-third at a time, with 2/3 cup milk, about half at a time, beating just until blended.
  • 4
    Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each with about 3 tablespoons batter or until two-thirds to three-fourths full.
  • 5
    Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pans; place on cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 6
    In small saucepan, heat 1/2 cup butter over medium heat, stirring constantly, until light golden brown. Cool completely. In large bowl, beat browned butter, powdered sugar and 4 tablespoons milk with electric mixer on low speed. until blended. Beat in enough remaining milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until frosting is smooth and spreadable. Frost cupcakes.

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