Browned-Butter Frosting

Browned-Butter Frosting Recipe
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontazs; Styling: Amy Burke



Makes about 3 1/2 cups
Total time: 1 Hour, 16 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 1 Hour, 16 Minutes


1 cup butter
1 (16-oz.) package powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Cook butter in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, 6 to 8 minutes or until butter begins to turn golden brown. Remove pan from heat immediately, and pour butter into a small bowl. Cover and chill 1 hour or until butter is cool and begins to solidify.

2. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy; gradually add powdered sugar alternately with milk, beginning and ending with powdered sugar. Beat mixture at low speed until well blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla.