Brown Butter White Birthday Cake

When my oldest, mini-muffin#1, was just learning to talk, she loved babies.

All babies love to see other babies.

She would exclaim "Baby!" whenever she saw one: on the box of wipes, on TV, walking by on the street.

So when she saw a  photo of my husband's youngest brother with a freshly shaved head, she exclaimed "Baby!"

And thus his nickname, Uncle Baby, was born.  (haha)

Since he is now 22, he'd probably prefer that we stop calling him that, at least in public.  But I'm afraid my kids don't actually know his real name.

And Uncle Baby is so much better.

So, we made a birthday cake for Uncle Baby.

We started with this recipe,  Food Network's Classic White Cake,
and, since Uncle Baby's favorite food is butter (um, according to me) we added some brown butter to his cake.

Brown Butter White Birthday Cake

2 sticks butter, browned
2 tbsp butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 large egg whites
3/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla

Step #1: Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9x13 pan and line bottom with wax paper.

Step #2: Brown 2 sticks of butter on the stove.

Step #3: Beat butter, brown butter, and sugar in the mixer.

Step #4: In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt.

Step #5: In yet another bowl, combine egg whites, milk and vanilla.

Step #6: Slowly add flour and egg mixtures to butter mixture, alternating, until combined.

Step #7: Pour into a 9x13 greased pan and bake for 25 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.

Step #8: Cool in pan for about 5 minutes, then remove cake to complete cooling. Remove wax paper, too, please.

Step #9: Top with perfect chocolate frosting or most bestest frosting ever.

This recipe shared at: Totally Tasty Tuesdays 24


  1. Love brown butter! The cake must be very tasty.

  2. What a cute story! Hope Uncle Baby loved his cake. It looks delish!

  3. hah auncle baby, that made me chuckle! Cake looks fab!!

  4. Love how you added brown butter to a plain white cake! I bet this tasted amazing!!

  5. Love that cake! Looks delish! Just dropping by as well to let you know that I really love your blog so I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award.
    You can read more about it on my blog - www.manilaspoon.com. Congrats!

  6. The title alone makes my mouth water then you got that great pic involved YUMMY

  7. hmm i love brown butter anything and this sounds amazing! :)


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