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Browned Butter Frosting

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


2-1/2 cups

This old-fashioned frosting is great on an apple cake or spice cake or cupcakes.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin


  • 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.

Nutrition 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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