Browned Butter Frosting

There's no substitute for butter in this recipe. Only browned butter achieves the nutty flavor that makes this unique frosting so good.



2 3/4 cups

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 8 Minutes
Cook: 4 Minutes
Other: 20 Minutes


1/4 cup butter
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste


Cook butter in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, 3 to 4 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a large mixing bowl, and chill 20 minutes.

Add cream cheese to browned butter; beat at medium speed until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla bean paste.

Christmas With Southern Living 2006,

Oxmoor House

June 2006
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