Brown Sugar Cupcakes With Brown Butter Glaze

READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 2 dozen




  • Soften 2 sticks butter.
  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Line muffin pan with paper liners.
  • Cream 2 sticks butter and the brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, beating after each addition.
  • Add buttermilk (Plain yogurt also works well) and mix well.
  • Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.
  • Fill muffin cups 2/3 full and bake until golden and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
  • Set cupcakes on wax paper to cool.
  • When ready to frost, melt remaining stick of butter over medium heat until golden brown.
  • Remove from heat and add confectioners sugar and vanilla to butter and mix. Add milk one tablespoon at a time until smooth and of your desired thickness. I like to leave it on the thick side so it doesn't run off the sides of the cupcakes, but it's up to you what you like.
  • Spoon glaze over each cupcake and swirl it around.
  • Let stand until glaze is set.