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Browned Butter Icing

Rated as 4.47 out of 5 Stars
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"My mom used to make this all time. Wonderful on a spice cake!"
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Ingredients

25 m servings 121
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat the butter in a saucepan over low heat until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the confectioners' sugar, cream, and vanilla extract. Add water, mixing vigorously until smooth.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note
  • If needed, add additional powdered sugar for thicker consistency.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 121 calories; 4.3 20.9 0.1 12 28 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Thank you so very, very much for posting this recipe! My grandmother used to use this for her spicecakes, and I *know* that this has to be what she iced them with- have never found a recipe for ...

Most helpful critical review

Was too thick to spread well. Wound up adlibbing to frost the cake.

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Thank you so very, very much for posting this recipe! My grandmother used to use this for her spicecakes, and I *know* that this has to be what she iced them with- have never found a recipe for ...

Yummy icing I always use it on spice cake too. Welderwoman

I agree with others that this is just the very best icing for spice cake, but have you tried it on soft applesauce cookies? Out of this world!!

Fantastic!! Thick but spreadable for cakes or cookies, but chill it a bit in the fridge and put it in a piping bag with a star tip and woo hoo! I did that for my Christmas Cookie exchange on t...

Sooo good! We used it to iced a pumpkin cake. Perfect match! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

This is the kind of icing you would find on a fresh baked maple bar. It's perfect. No adjustments needed. I had regular whipping cream on hand which worked great. I randomly drizzled it over...

Try it on a butter pecan cake.....TO DIE FOR!!

I admit, I haven't tried this one yet, but this was exactly the kind of frosting I have been looking for. I am going to make my pumpkin bars which I used to use a plane buttercream frosting, bu...

Great recipe that I will definitely make again. I needed this to drizzle over a bundt cake and it worked perfectly. I browned the butter in the microwave, used fat free milk, and needed only 1 T...