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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!

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.
Course any meal
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword brown butter, butter, sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 1 batch
Calories 5581kcal
Author Paula


  • 1 cup brown butter
  • 8 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream or whole milk


  • 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