Browned Butter Icing

Browned Butter Icing

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"My mom used to make this all time. Wonderful on a spice cake!"
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25 m servings 121 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 121 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 4.3 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.9g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 28 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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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.


  • Cook's Note
  • If needed, add additional powdered sugar for thicker consistency.


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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 ...

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!!

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

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 used this on some spice cake cupcakes and it was rich and delicious!

Excellent!! I am pairing it with a Spice Bread Recipe. I did not have any heavy cream so I just added 2% milk and it came out great. I also added a little bit of nutmeg and cinnamon. Delicious!!...

I made this to go on some pumpkin cupcakes I made. Per the submitter's note, I added a little more powdered sugar to make my icing thicker. I also tried the leftover icing on french toast and ...

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