Brown Butter Vanilla Birthday Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting
A delicious cake full of deep,delicious flavors and perfect for any occasion.
Servings Prep Time
10servings 20minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Servings Prep Time
10servings 20minutes
Cook Time
40minutes
Ingredients
Cake
Frosting
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Melt butter over medium heat then reduce to medium-low. Continue heating (low and slow) and stirring for 8-10 minutes total. The butter will foam, solids will form, and you should smell a warm, nutty aroma. Scrape butter and solids into a bowl and set it in an ice bath or in the fridge for about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, mix flour, baking powder, and sea salt in a bowl. Beat brown butter and sugar together then beat in eggs, yolks, vanilla, and milk. Add in flour, scraping bowl as necessary. Divide batter evenly into three greased-and-floured nine-inch round pans. Bake for about 40 minutes.
  3. While the cakes bake, melt butter for frosting in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in brown sugar and cream. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for about five minutes. Remove from heat and sift in powdered sugar, one cup at a time until your desired stiffness is met. Mix well and allow to cool [completely].
  4. Frost cake between layers and on top for the “naked” look of my birthday cake or go full on.