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Browned Butter Frosting Recipe

This old-fashioned frosting is great on an apple cake or spice cake or cupcakes.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:20 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 6 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 1. In a small saucepan, cook butter over low heat until lightly browned. Remove from the heat; cool slightly.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, butter, 3 tablespoons milk and vanilla until blended. Beat in enough remaining milk to achieve spreading consistency. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 202 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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Lady-L User ID: 7297136 168950
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2013

"horrible tasted too buttery and too much sugar. i used the recipe exactly it is gross!!!!!"

cmoultrie User ID: 1017189 165307
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2013

"Delicious over banana bread!"

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