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Brown Butter Frosting Recipe is flavored with brown butter for a delicious frosting that’s perfect on cakes, cupcakes, brownies, and more! It’s simply magical! This one extra step makes your recipes richer and more delicious!

Brown Butter Frosting

I am in love with brown butter. I have started browning butter for many of my all-time favorite recipes now. Honestly,  it’s magical. It is nutty, caramel-ly, fragrant, and rich. It adds so much depth of flavor to recipes.

Brown Butter Frosting is my favorite frosting recipe. I don’t know why I haven’t made it before now, but glad I finally discovered this treat.

I recently made this Brown Butter Frosting recipe for my Texas Sheet Cake and for my Best Banana Toffee Layer Cake. Y’all, it is the bomb-diggity!! So good!

Brown Butter Frosting Recipe

First, you need to know how to perfectly BROWN BUTTER. The process of cooking butter to golden brown results in a rich, nutty flavor that is delicious for both savory and sweet recipes. I wrote a detailed post How to Brown Butter. Click over and read through that post first. It’s a quick read. I’ll wait here…

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Brown Butter Frosting

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Brown Butter Frosting

Brown Butter Frosting Recipe

Brown Butter Frosting Recipe with one extra step of browning the butter, you can have an extraordinary icing. Frost cakes, cupcakes, brownies, and more with this rich, sweet, nutty icing.
Author: Paula
5 from 21 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 1 batch



  • Brown your butter. How to Brown Butter here.
  • Add powdered sugar to the bowl of an electric mixer. Add heavy cream, vanilla, and browned butter to the powdered sugar.
  • Beat until smooth. Add more cream if frosting is too thick (or more powdered sugar if it's too thin.)
  • Frost cake and serve. Store in an airtight container on the countertop for 3 to 4 days. Or, in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 6 to 7 days.


Calories: 5581kcal | Carbohydrates: 960g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 206g | Saturated Fat: 130g | Cholesterol: 570mg | Sodium: 1663mg | Potassium: 99mg | Sugar: 940g | Vitamin A: 6555IU | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Yummy and testy as seen in the picture. These look so fabulous that we featured them this week on Wonderful Food Wednesday.

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