Best Butter Cake With Browned Butter Frosting
Frosted Butter Cake Recipe

Best Butter Cake With Browned Butter Frosting

Butter cake can be made even better when frosted with a creamy browned butter frosting.

20 min
1 hr 20 min



2/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

2/3 cup sugar

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup milk


1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

3 cups powdered sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

3 to 4 tablespoons milk

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 (8- or 9-inch) round cake pans; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine 2/3 cup butter and sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Add flour, baking powder and salt alternately with milk, beating at low speed and scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

  4. STEP 4

    Divide batter among prepared pans. Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Melt 1/4 cup butter in 1-quart saucepan over medium-low heat 4-5 minutes or until lightly browned.

  6. STEP 6

    Place browned butter into bowl. Add powdered sugar and vanilla; beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often and gradually adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency.

  7. STEP 7

    Spread frosting between cooled cake layers, top and sides of cake.

Tip #1

Cake can be baked in 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 30-35 minutes.


12Fat (mg)
55Cholesterol (mg)
250Sodium (mg)
44Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
3Protein (g)


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  February 18, 2009

This cake came out very good. I cut the baking time about 5 minutes as soon as the top started to turn golden. The cake came out very moist. The frosting is delicious.

— says Nancy
  January 21, 2009

Next time I will add the maximum amount of milk to the frosting, so it makes spreading easier.

— says Rachel
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