Brown Butter Frosting

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 414 calories
    • Calories 26 calories from fat
    • Fat 12 g
    • Sat Fat 8 g
    • Cholesterol 32 mg
    • Sodium 8 mg
    • Protein 0 g
    • Carbohydrate 77 g
    • Sugar 77 g
    • Fiber 0 g

Brown the butter: Melt the butter in a skillet or small saucepan over medium heat. Swirl or stir the butter with a wooden spoon as it starts to foam and sputter. Remove the butter from the heat as soon as it begins to turn golden brown and smells nutty, about 1 minute. Strain through a fine sieve or coffee filter and let cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, place the confectioners' sugar, milk, and corn syrup in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk. Beat to combine.With the mixer on medium, drizzle in the brown butter a little at a time, waiting until it is absorbed before adding more. Beat in another teaspoon of milk to make the frosting creamier, if necessary. Use on cakes, cupcakes, or cookies.

Ingredients

  1. Check 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  2. Check 1 pound confectioners' sugar
  3. Check 1/4 cup whole milk
  4. Check 1 teaspoon corn syrup

Directions

  1. Brown the butter: Melt the butter in a skillet or small saucepan over medium heat. Swirl or stir the butter with a wooden spoon as it starts to foam and sputter. Remove the butter from the heat as soon as it begins to turn golden brown and smells nutty, about 1 minute. Strain through a fine sieve or coffee filter and let cool to room temperature. 
  2. Meanwhile, place the confectioners' sugar, milk, and corn syrup in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk. Beat to combine.
  3. With the mixer on medium, drizzle in the brown butter a little at a time, waiting until it is absorbed before adding more. Beat in another teaspoon of milk to make the frosting creamier, if necessary. Use on cakes, cupcakes, or cookies.