Browned Butter Frosting

Divine Browned Butter Frosting is perfect for most cakes and cupcakes, especially Fall desserts !
How to make the most delicious Browned Butter Frosting ! If you have never tasted (or made this) now is the time to start - a must have recipe, especially for Fall desserts

I must have seen Browned Butter Frosting mentioned hundreds of times before, and were always curious to know what is so special about this particular frosting.

Recently I made a Fall dessert (remember we are in the middle of Winter in SA), and I could not make up my mind regarding a topping.

I looked at some recipes, but kept going back to various variations of Browned Butter Frosting.

Seemed easy enough, same ingredients as with a plain Butter Frosting, only with this the Butter needs to be browned .. duh…

Browned Butter Frosting

So, I gave it a go, and man oh man, was I pleasantly surprised with the almost out of this world taste ! Right, so maybe you think I am a little crazy, carrying on like this over a Frosting recipe which has to be older than I am.

But IF you have never tasted it, and try it for the first time, you will get it, pinky promise.

The taste is nowhere near that of a plain Butter Frosting, only that teeny, tiny bit of browned butter makes the biggest difference ever.

I must have made the Browned Butter Frosting a dozen times already, to where we have reached a point that my family almost begs me to make something else.

 

Browned Butter Frosting

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Browned Butter Frosting
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Divine Browned Butter Frosting is perfect for most cakes and cupcakes, especially Fall desserts
Course: Dessert
Author: Linda Nortje
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 4 cups Icing Sugar
  • 2 TB Milk
  • 1 t Vanilla Essence
Instructions
  1. Heat the Butter in a small saucepan until brown – about 2 – 3 minutes (keep an eye on it all the time) – remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  2. Combine the Icing Sugar, Milk and Vanilla in a mixing bowl – add the browned Butter and beat until creamy – add a little more Milk if needed.
Recipe Notes

Use on cakes, cupcakes and especially good on pumpkin treats !

LINDA
How to make the most delicious Browned Butter Frosting ! If you have never tasted (or made this) now is the time to start - a must have recipe, especially for Fall desserts

7 thoughts on “Browned Butter Frosting”

  1. For as "old" as this recipe is, I have never tried it either…and how can you go wrong really? So, perhaps you're re-starting a trend and hundreds of bloggers will head to their mixers to whip this up just because you shared it with us!

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