Brown Sugar and Butter? Oh yeah!!

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Nothing will get my attention faster than a recipe that features brown sugar and butter…well okay, chocolate usually does that too!  So, when I saw that the next cupcake on my list was Brown Sugar Pound Cakes I knew this would be a winner.   I have always loved pound cake; it’s buttery, dense and oh so delightful.   It pairs well with any type of topping – frosting, fruit, whipped cream, the list is endless.   I was anxious to try this brown sugar twist.

Click here for the recipe.

Lets get started!

Mise en place

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After whisking together the dry ingredients, cream butter and brown sugar until pale and fluffy.  Next, add the eggs one at a time and mix well.

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Add dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk and beat until combined.

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That’s it!  So easy!

Here are the cupcakes after baking.

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When the cupcakes are completely cool, make the Browned Butter icing.  I made this icing once before for the pumpkin cupcakes I served at Thanksgiving.  It is amazing and perfect for these cupcakes.

For the icing: Melt butter in a small saucepan and cook until a nut-brown color is achieved.  Add the browned butter to confectioners sugar, vanilla, and cream.  Stir this mixture until smooth.

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The recipe instructions say to spoon the icing over the cupcakes…too messy!  I decided to dip the cupcakes in the icing – much better.

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Final step: Tasting!  What did I think?  One word:

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Even though the cupcakes didn’t really taste like pound cake, they were awesome!  Dense, moist and buttery with a hint of caramel or butterscotch.  Oh my..unbelievably good!  I will be making these again!

Here are some pictures:

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Coming up next: Triple Citrus Cupcakes. Hmm….interesting

Stay tuned,

Sweet Joan


18 thoughts on “Brown Sugar and Butter? Oh yeah!!

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  2. Oh, Joan, I am delighted to have found your blog. I love the premise of baking your way through Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes! ♥ These brown sugar cupcakes sound fantastic. I can’t wait for the Triple Citrus Cupcakes….

    If you get a chance, I would love for you to share some of your lovely cupcakes at my link party, Treasure Box Tuesday- going on right now! Hope to see you!

  3. What’s not to love? Brown sugar and butter – yum! Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can’t wait to see what you link up next week!
    Have a terrific week!

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  5. Just wanted to say Thank you for linking up last week at our What We Eat Wednesday Link Party over at! I also wanted to let you know that we featured your post at this week’s party! 🙂 Have a wonderful week.
    -Kayla & Kenzie

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