Browned Butter Frosting

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Total Time
1 min
10 mins

This recipe came from "The Blackberry Farm Cookbook". It was listed as a frosting for spiced cupcakes, but I really only wanted the frosting recipe. Posted here for safekeeping.

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  1. Make an ice bath by placing a small bowl on top of a medium bowl filled with ice.
  2. In a small saucepan, cook 12 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat, swirling the pan occasionally, for about 7 minutes, until the butter turns a nutty brown.
  3. Immediately pour the browned butter into the small bowl sitting in the ice bath.
  4. Cool the butter to room temperature, cover and refrigerate until it solidifies.
  5. Transfer the solidified browned butter to a large bowl.
  6. Add the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter, the confectioners' sugar, cream and lemon juice.
  7. Beat the frosting with an electric mixer until it is light and fluffy, then spread over cooled cupcakes.