19 September 2011

Brown Butter Cake with Cookie Dough Frosting

Oh dear, it is so hot today. I thought fall was coming in a few days yet this feels like hotter than any day we had in the summer. I barely want to move, no air conditioning and decided to bake bread today. Not the best combination given that I had to have the oven at 500 degrees.

Anyways, I made this cake well not really a few days ago, a few weeks ago now. Oops, forgot to post about it. I made it for my, then pregnant Aunt, the baby is now like two weeks old or so. Oh the frosting on this cake! Truly the exact taste of cookie dough but even better because their is no fear of eating raw eggs.
The brown butter cake that I paired with it came out to a nice combination. The cake was not overly sweet but still had that amazing rich flavor of brown butter. I'm so happy that my work introduced me to brown butter, never even having heard of it before. But the simple browning of the butter and getting those amazing little flecks at the bottom of the pan makes everything taste better. A simple would be white cake is turned into a luscious, nutty cake that would be amazing to eat on its own.

I once read not to scrape the browned flecks at the bottom of the pan when you brown butter, but that is where more of the goodness falls. Always use the flecks. Always!

Hope everyone is baring through this weather and that my Aunt enjoyed the cake! So this was a cake for the pregnancy and now I am requested to make a cake or dessert for the baby. Obviously not for the baby to eat, but you know. Haven't been able to think of something that is just right... maybe something with meringue, so it looks like clouds... Suggestions?

Cake recipe from HERE
Frosting recipe from HERE

34 comments:

Sarah said...

Goodness. That sounds amazing. I love brown butter. And cookie dough. As for baby treats... after having my kids I just wanted chocolate. :) But you could search Pinterest. There are a million good ideas there.

Paula @ Dishing the Divine said...

i have a small problem. I'm looking at blogs while hungry. And now i must absolutely have this cake this instant! :)

Stephanie said...

This looks so good (to eat and to look at, too). I saw this cake on Sprinkle Bakes yesterday and it would be really cute for a baby girl or boy, depending on the color you choose. The cake is here: http://www.sprinklebakes.com/2011/08/pink-vanilla-cotton-candy-cake.html

athena said...

are these film or were they taken with your Mk II (saw it on your twitter, congrats!)? In any case, really gorgeous photos... and cake, of course. I dunno, I always thought Katie Quinn Davies' frosting on her guinness cake looked like clouds:

http://www.designsponge.com/2010/10/in-the-kitchen-with-katie-quinn-davies-guinness-cake.html

meringue seems like a good choice too.

Julie Marie said...

athena: these ones are film. just shot with the mk ii today! so a few more posts and then all ones with the new camera. yay!

thanks on the suggestion, I have always loved the look of that cake!

Christina Topf-Boman said...

Dear Julie-the cake was AMAZING!! Thank you for thinking of us!! Aunt Christina, Uncle Skip and new baby cousin Alana :)

A Plum By Any Other Name said...

I love that you posted the money "hand shot" with the cake. That's one of my favorite ways to eat it. It's not lady like, but it's certainly soul satisfying. Speaking of which, it also sounds like this recipe fulfills that need as well, with its brown butter and uncanny cookie dough flavoring!

pips said...

how gorgeous is it? How gorgeous are your photos???

Julie Marie said...
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Julie Marie said...

Christina: glad you guys liked it :)

Pips: thank you! I was just looking at your blog last night, all of your photos are so amazing!!

Kaitlin said...

Beautiful! I've never seen a cake decorated like this, but I love it :)

Sue/the view from great island said...

This looks like my fantasy cake--- those giant chunky slices are just my style!

oninchoco said...

Tradition is... always with butter!! :) Perfect cake, beautiful photos. Hugs from Warsaw.

GANG AND THE WOOL said...

wawwwww!!**es la mejor web de cocina que he visto... me encanta, tenéis muchísima sensibilidad

legallydelish said...

Drooling on my computer. Can't wait to try this!

legallydelish said...

ooh, and for the baby cake, if you want meringue looking topping, try the s'mores cake. It was a huge hit. http://legallydelish.wordpress.com/2011/09/01/neglect-and-marshmallow-frosting/

Leah said...

Hello! I really love your blog and read it regularly, although I don't have a blog myself. I was wondering if there is any way that you could enlarge your beautiful recipe pictures? I'm an aspiring baker and I love your recipes, but with a few of them, including this one which sounds AMAZING, I can't read the recipes! Or do you know of a way that I can enlarge them myself on my computer? I'm not very technology-savvy...
You take lovely photos, by the way!

Tracy said...
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Tracy said...

Lovvveee this. My boyfriend's birthday is coming up, I might have to try this out...

And, Leah, clicking on the images opens up a new window with just the image at its original size (which means larger!). Whatever browser you use -- whether it's firefox, internet explorer, chrome, safari, etc -- should have a zoom button, which you can use if you still can't properly read the recipe. Hope that helps!

(sorry for the delete, I was too embarrassed over the typos!)

Erica W. said...

Oh my goodness, this looks positively heavenly. Just the thought of cookie dough icing (not to mention the brown butter cake, brown butter is my favorite and the reasons why madelines will always be my favorite) has me salivating.

Anna said...

That cake looks absolutely perfect. Great cake recipe!

Kristina said...

Love the Cake. :)

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Koci said...

I am such a brown butter fan, so this cake sounds amazing. Plus it's got that whole cookie dough thing going on, too. I love it!

Rikki said...

This looks spectacular. I'll have to try it!

Ally said...

Oh my. Why can't we be best friends & you bake for me all the time?
xo
http://allykayler.blogspot.com/

Honeysuckle Handmades said...

so i made this.... and after 40 minutes hasn't baked at all, and has completely overflowed out of my pan. :( I looked at the original recipe and it says to use TWO pans and not one... there seems to be a fewdifferences in between the original, and your recipe. I'll try to bake for a little longer, but looks like it won't work out....

freddye said...

looks really amazing! I was wondering, what program do you use to type of your recipes like that? such beautiful fonts. I just found your blog and your photography is so inspiring!

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Anonymous said...

I just made this and cooked it in a 7x3 pan but the cake mushroomed over the edge and the middle never baked... I'm starting over and trying in 2 cake pans.

bat1412 said...

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That cake looks absolutely perfect. Great cake recipe!

Anonymous said...

i made this a few weeks ago but used two pans versus your one. it was a HUGE hit. i believe i've found my new favorite butter cake! i think i'll look for a 7x3 pan though b/c i love the look of your creation. thanks for sharing!

Liz said...

i loved this recipe! it tastes amazing and looks so cute. i ended up using a 6 inch pan- here it is: http://thesugarlump.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/brown-butter-cake-with-cookie-dough.html

Dulce fresa said...

I love this cake.. and Love your Blog
New follower :)

Anonymous said...

HI,

I brownd my butter , let it rest , but when I mix it with the sugar it didn't get fluffy nor smooth.

Please Help !!
Thank you