Brown Butter Buttercream

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brown butter buttercream frosting

Brown Butter Buttercream

Course: Sweets
Sweets Sub-Category: Cakes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 3 Cups Frosting
Author: Cecilia Leung
Pastry Chef Cecilia Leung provided this rich Brown Butter Buttercream Frosting to top her delicious Gluten Free Olive Oil Cake. We’ve got a great tutorial on how to brown butter for this incredible buttercream frosting. Make this for your next dinner party – it’s gluten free and, if you sub out the whole milk for oat milk, dairy-free as well.
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  • 1 cup browned butter room temp more brown bits = more love
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp whole milk


  • Place brown butter in a mixing bowl fitted with paddle attachment.
  • Add powdered sugar and salt and mix on low speed until incorporated and smooth.
  • Add vanilla extract, cream, and milk and continue to cream on medium speed until fluffy and buttercream is light brown.