Burnt Butter Frosting

This unusual frosting recipe is made with burnt butter! It is excellent on yellow cakes, and I always get rave reviews. Do not substitute margarine for butter in this recipe!

Burnt Butter Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

1 Place the butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the butter is a nice tan color. If it gets dark brown or black you have allowed it to burn too long. When butter has been “burned” remove the saucepan from the heat.

2 Slowly mix in confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Beat on high speed of an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in the milk a tablespoon at a time until desired spreading consistency is achieved. Use frosting immediately, as this frosting will set up quickly.

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