This simple, brown butter icing is a nutty, rich way to sweeten up our favorite Pumpkin Cake with Brown Butter Icing.



Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat until nut-brown in color, about 10 minutes. Remove pan from heat, and pour butter into a bowl, leaving any burned sediment behind.

  • Add sugar, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon milk; stir until smooth. If the icing is too thick, add the remaining tablespoon milk, a little at a time, until consistency is spreadable. Let cool 5 minutes. Use immediately.

Cook's Notes

The consistency should be thin enough to spread but not runny.

Reviews (2)

105 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: Unrated
HOLY COW. This icing tastes like homemade caramel. Amazing. Definitely double it. Triple it, even.
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Yum. This is crazy good icing, but it doesn't make a lot, so you might want to double it.