Friday, May 6, 2011

Butter Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

What do you do when your son's birthday party is less then 24 hours away, your husband has messed up the box cake mix that he was supposed to cook and you can't get to the store before his party? Frantically page through your cookbooks until you find a cake recipe that you have all the ingredients for of course!! This is the one that I picked and it was pretty delicious! It was a little dry, so I think that I overbaked it just a little bit... I also used caned frosting because I was decorating it and was originally looking for something that was going to be quick and easy! :) I included the recipe for the frosting though in case you want to try it out for yourselves!

Butter Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
4 egg yolks
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup half and half

1/4 cup butter
3 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
3-4 tablespoons milk

Heat oven to 350. In large mixer bowl, combine sugar and 3/4 cup butter. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg yolks and vanilla. Continue beating, until well mixed. Reduce speed to low. Beat, gradually adding flour baking powder and slat alternately with half and half, until well mixed. Batter will be thick. Divide batter between 2 greased and floured 8" round cake pans. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes, remove from pans. Cool completely.

Meanwhile in 1 quart saucepan, melt butter over medium low heat until lightly browned. In small mixer bowl, combine all frosting ingredients except milk. Beat at medium speed and gradually adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Spread frosting between cooled layers and then frost entire cake.

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