Burnt Butter Frosting40 Reviews
- Prep: 5 min
- Cook: 6 min
- Ready In: 11 min
“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!” - by Cheryl
Original recipe yields 1 frosting for one 9x13 inch cake
- 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.
- 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.
Amount Per Serving (12 total)
- 227 cal
- 7.9 g
- 40.1 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (40)Rate This Recipe
"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..." See more!"
"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 cak..." See moree! Addicting!"
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