Food Brown Butter Frosting Yankee Magazine • March 19, 2006 • 1 Comment 4.67 avg. rating (90% score) - 3 votes Brown Butter Frosting This tastes very good, especially with applesauce cake. Ingredients 6 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons cream 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla Instructions Heat butter until golden brown. Add sifted sugar and vanilla. Add enough cream to make frosting soft enough to spread.