Cakes and Frostings

Browned Butter Frosting


1 ⅓ cups




  • 1 stick Challenge Unsalted Butter
  • 2 cups confectioners (powdered) sugar
  • ¼ cup light cream (or half & half)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 1
    Melt and heat the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat until it is golden brown in color (be careful not to burn), about 5 minutes.
  • 2
    Turn heat to low. Add and whisk in powdered sugar and cream until well blended and sugar is dissolved.
  • 3
    Remove pan from the heat; add vanilla and stir mixture for about three minutes.
  • 4
    Place the frosting in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes until the frosting is cool and thick. If frosting thickens too much, add another Tablespoon cream.
  •  !
    This recipe will yield enough for a 2 layer 9-inch cake.