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Burnt Butter Frosting

Burnt Butter Frosting

  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    6 m
  • Ready In

    11 m
Cheryl

Cheryl

This unusual frosting recipe is made with burnt butter! It is excellent on yellow cakes, and I always get rave reviews. Do not substitute margarine for butter in this recipe!

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  • Calories:
  • 227 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 7.9 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.1g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 57 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Place the butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the butter is a nice tan color. If it gets dark brown or black you have allowed it to burn too long. When butter has been "burned" remove the saucepan from the heat.
  2. Slowly mix in confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Beat on high speed of an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in the milk a tablespoon at a time until desired spreading consistency is achieved. Use frosting immediately, as this frosting will set up quickly.
  3. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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Reviews

Tanya Belt
13

Tanya Belt

8/4/2007

SO GREAT! My Sister in law made cookies recently frosted with a similar recipe and only stated it wa "Brown butter frosting." This was exactly it! I used it to frost butterscotch cookies---fabulous!

What a Dish!
10

What a Dish!

4/5/2008

I was glad to find this recipe, as I had accidently burnt some butter and didn't know what to do with it. I made Blonde Brownies from this site and frosted them with this. I love the flavor of the burnt butter frosting- I've never had it before!

Lisa
9

Lisa

5/31/2003

What more can I say than "wow". It had a very interesting flavor, for sure, and although nobody really seemed to "love" it, every drop of the icing was licked out of the bowl and eaten off of the cake! Addicting!

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