Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting Be The First To Review By Anonymous recipe This is an alternative to the classic recipe that calls for Powdered Sugar. My Husband and I use it to frost Fruit Cocktail Cake. Try it on Applesauce, Spice, Banana or Carrot Cake, too. Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened2 tablespoons unsalted butter2 tablespoons light brown sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 teaspoon almond extract1 tablespoon honey Instructions 1 Melt butter and allow to cool. 2 In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, brown sugar, vanilla and almond extract. Beat with an electric mixer. When mixture starts to stiffen, stop mixer and add honey. 3 Continue to beat until light and fluffy. Do not over mix, or it will collapse. 4 Spread immediately and store cake in refrigerator.