Use this decadent glaze to finish our Brown-Sugar Pound Cupcakes.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Carefully pour butter into a bowl, leaving sediment behind.

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  • Add sugar, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons milk to butter, and stir until smooth. If glaze is too thick, add more milk. Use immediately.

Reviews (8)

48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 22
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2016
I had recently tried Browned-Butter Rice Crispy Treats, and knew there was probably a glaze out there. I used this recipe, but I used a little bit more butter, about 2.25cups of the powdered sugar, 2tsp of Vanilla bean paste, and 4 tablespoons of Heavy Cream. Oooommmggg! The browned butter taste was AMAZING. I didn't "remove the sediment" or whatever, like they say to, and it turned out fine. I figured it was taken out for aesthetic reasons. I used the glaze on some scones. :) YUM.
Rating: Unrated
04/18/2010
Made these the other night (comments on the cupcake recipe). I actually like the glaze better than the cake recipe. And I couldn't find any vanilla bean to add (for the pretty little speckles in the glaze), but I realized that since I didn't leave the sediment behind as directed, and I used all of what was in the melted butter, that actually gave it the same appearance as the glaze pictured above, and it wans't gross or anything.
Rating: Unrated
04/13/2010
Is one cup of this glaze enough for the 29 cupcakes the recipe makes, if I like things sweet? Can I use the buttermilk from the cupcake recipe isntead of buying wholemilk just for the glaze? And I've heard others mention thickening this glaze for sending the cupcakes in lunches, etc. What's the right tweaking method thickening it? Thank you for the help with all my questions! -Krystal :) StarGaiz@gmail.com
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Rating: Unrated
03/20/2010
This is a great recipe! I've made it several times: it's easy and gets rave reviews!
Rating: Unrated
02/24/2010
Made for a bake sale. Yummy
Rating: Unrated
03/27/2009
This glaze is AMAZING!! I used it like frosting and doubled the powdered sugar color = pink!! It was perfect and delicious. I also browned the butter with a split vanilla bean in the butter which made it amazingly tasty. You MUST use this warm though - "use immediately" should not be overlooked!
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Rating: Unrated
03/17/2009
you have to try these- really different and VERY moreish! everyone asks me for the recipe and partucularly the glaze-; it's yummy!!
Rating: Unrated
02/18/2009
Yummy the cupcakes have a carmel taste and are great!