Cream Cheese Frosting with Brown Butter and Bourbon

Cream Cheese Frosting with Brown Butter and Bourbon

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"This frosting pairs perfectly with banana, carrot, and spice cakes. Browning the butter gives it a deep, nutty flavor. As with many buttercreams, you may need slightly more or less sugar to reach your desired consistency."

Ingredients

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  • Calories:
  • 339 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 19 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.6g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 138 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt 1/2 cup butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally and cook until the milk solids turn brown and give off a nutty fragrance, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Combine the remaining 1/4 butter and cream cheese in a mixing bowl. Pour the browned butter into the mixing bowl and set aside for about three minutes, letting the warm butter soften the cream cheese and cold butter. Scrape the black seeds from the vanilla bean and add them to the bowl. Add the bourbon and mix on low speed until smooth.
  3. Gradually add the confectioners' sugar and cream, alternating between the two, until the proper consistency is reached. If the frosting is too soft for decorating, refrigerate it for about half an hour before using.

Footnotes

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  • For best results, use high-quality bourbon. I use Maker's MarkĀ®. You may substitute 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract for the vanilla bean seeds.
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Fantastic! One of the few recipes on here that I am not tempted to change in any way! I brown butter for my cookies, but I'd never thought of doing it for frosting and I was pleasantly surprised...

Amazing! I made this as is and it was delish, but I needed more frosting, so I added another 8 oz. cream cheese and a little more burbon, and used it on the Carrot Cake III from this site. Rave ...

Truly scrumptious! Silky texture. Beautiful color. Excellent recipe.