Browned Butter Frosting

My mom gave me this recipe to use with a banana cake I made for my daughter’s birthday. It was quick and easy and I was able to decorate with it as well. The taste is similar to a caramel flavor.


  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk, plus additional for thinning


  1. Heat butter in a saucepan over low heat until a delicate brown color. Remove from heat, mix together with powdered sugar. Beat in vanilla and milk until smooth. I had to add additional milk for spreading consistency, adding a little at a time.


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