Brown Butter Buttercream Frosting - creamy and delicious buttercream frosting with an added nutty, toasty butter flavor that only comes from Brown Butter. So delicious and perfect for Fall desserts! It is super delicious and so easy to make. Your family will beg you to make this yummy frosting again and again. Pin this delicious homemade frosting for later and follow us for more great Frosting Recipes! #Frosting #FrostingRecipes #BrownButter #ButtercreamFrosting

Our Brown Butter Buttercream Frosting is a creamy and delicious buttercream frosting with an added nutty, toasty butter flavor that only can come from Brown Butter. So yummy and perfect for Fall desserts!

Brown Butter is so good.  Buttery, nutty and delicious.  We tried it in our super popular Buttercream Frosting and WOW did it taste great.  Rich and creamy and unique.  Brown Butter Buttercream frosting would taste great on so many fall desserts. We can’t wait try it on an apple cookie or a pumpkin cupcake! We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

How to Make Brown Butter

The first step is to make a batch of Brown Butter.  Place 1/2 cup of butter in a skillet on medium heat. Melt the butter and then allow it to continue to simmer on medium heat. The melted butter will start to bubble and a foam will appear and then brown crystals will begin to form.  This is the good stuff.  Stir every 30 seconds for about 6-7 minutes.  This is what it should look like when it has reached “brown butter” stage.  It will be golden brown, with yummy bits of brown butter goodness floating in the melted butter. When you reach this stage take the brown butter off the heat and pour it into a glass bowl to cool.

How to Make Brown Butter

Allow the brown butter to cool but not solidify.  Leave it on the counter, not the refrigerator.  It should be ready in about an hour.

Measure the Powdered Sugar

Next, measure your Powdered Sugar.  If you don’t have a food scale the equivalent would be 4 cups.  You can sift the powdered sugar if it is really lumpy or mix the powdered sugar on low for 30 seconds to break up any large lumps.

Add Softened Butter to mixer

Add the softened butter and the powdered sugar to a mixing bowl.

Pour in cooled Brown Butter

Now add the brown butter to the mixing bowl.  Use a spatula and make sure you get every bit of the yummy brown butter solids into the mixing bowl.  That’s the stuff that tastes sooooo good.

Add in powdered sugar and mix on low

Start your mixer (or electric beater) on the lowest setting.  You can put clean dishtowel around your mixer to keep the sugar from flying out.  Keep on low until the butter and sugar are incorporated and then kick your mixer up to medium high.

Add milk if needed

Add 1 tablespoon of milk and mix until it is the frosting right consistency.  Continue to add milk a teaspoon at a time until it is the right consistency.   ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS taste your frosting.   You are trying to determine if the consistency is wrong, if it needs more milk.

How much Brown Butter Frosting will you need?

How much frosting will you need?  That always depends on how thick or thin you apply the frosting or how much decorating you do but here are a couple of guidelines. Our recipe should make enough Brown Butter Buttercream Frosting to cover a 9″ x 13″ sheet cake or a two-layer 8″ cake.  If you are making cupcakes, you should be able to frost 24 cupcakes if you apply the frosting with a knife.

Brown Butter Buttercream Frosting - creamy and delicious buttercream frosting with an added nutty, toasty butter flavor that only comes from Brown Butter. So delicious and perfect for Fall desserts! It is super delicious and so easy to make. Your family will beg you to make this yummy frosting again and again. Pin this delicious homemade frosting for later and follow us for more great Frosting Recipes! #Frosting #FrostingRecipes #BrownButter #ButtercreamFrosting

That’s all there is to it.  Enjoy!

Brown Butter Buttercream Frosting - creamy and delicious buttercream frosting with an added nutty, toasty butter flavor that only comes from Brown Butter. So delicious and perfect for Fall desserts! It is super delicious and so easy to make. Your family will beg you to make this yummy frosting again and again. Pin this delicious homemade frosting for later and follow us for more great Frosting Recipes! #Frosting #FrostingRecipes #BrownButter #ButtercreamFrosting

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Brown Butter Buttercream Frosting

Yield 2 1/2 cups
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Our Brown Butter Buttercream Frosting is a creamy and delicious buttercream frosting with an added nutty, toasty butter flavor that only comes from Brown Butter. So yummy and perfect for Fall desserts!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place 1/2 cup of butter in a skillet on medium heat. Melt the butter and then allow it to continue to simmer on medium heat. The melted butter will start to bubble and a foam will appear and then brown crystals will begin to form.  Stir every 30 seconds for about 6-7 minutes.  It will be golden brown, with yummy bits of brown butter goodness floating in the melted butter. When you reach this stage take the brown butter off the heat and pour it into a glass bowl to cool.
  2. Allow the brown butter to cool but not solidify.  Leave it on the counter, not the refrigerator.
  3. Add the softened butter and the powdered sugar to a mixing bowl.
  4.  Now add the brown butter to the mixing bowl.  Use a spatula and make sure you get every bit of the yummy brown butter solids into the mixing bowl.
  5. Start your mixer (or electric beater) on the lowest setting.  Keep on low until the butter and sugar are incorporated and then kick your mixer up to medium high.
  6. Add 1 tablespoon of milk and mix until it is the frosting right consistency.  Continue to add milk a teaspoon at a time until it is the right consistency.

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The Best Buttercream Frosting really lives up to it's name, it definitely is the best we've ever tried and so easy to make. This Buttercream Frosting will make anything you put it on taste better - we promise! Pin this delicious Buttercream Icing for later and follow us for more great frosting recipes. #ButtercreamFrosting #BestFrosting #BestButtercreamFrosting #Buttercream #Frosting

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