Vanilla Cinnamon Cake with Browned Butter Frosting + a GIVEAWAY!

IMG_0239Is anything better than butter? BROWNED BUTTER!

If you’ve never ever made this, and then mixed it into some frosting–you need to stop what you’re doing and go make this right now. I made this cake a few weeks ago for Better Homes and Gardens blog and just DIED over the results. I love the nutty almost maple flavor that the browned butter gives in the frosting. It’s seriously so tasty! Especially with a little dash of cinnamon on top of super moist cake! Mmm….

IMG_0217If you’re wanting to brown butter, then all you do is throw some into a small saucepan, place it over medium low heat and watch it like a hawk. Once things start looking all golden, then you’re done! Super simple to do and you’ll be amazed at what a difference it makes in all sorts of recipes.

Get my cake recipe plus this browned butter frosting recipe plus more step-by-step photos here.

Now for a BUTTER Giveaway—

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No I’m not kidding. BUTTER GIVEAWAY! Everything is better with butter. I wasn’t kidding! A few weeks back I participated in a fun butter webinar where we learned all about Land O’Lakes and their new product saute express. Anyways, they want you to try out their products…plus they’re throwing in a few awesome goodies too! Here’s what’s included:

  • one full-value coupon for any Land O Lakes® Butter Half Sticks
  • one full-value coupon for Sauté Express® Sauté Starter
  • serving bowl, from Anthropologie
  • half stick butter dish, from Anthropologie
  • measuring spoons, from Anthropologie
  • Le Creuset cast iron skillet

To enter, simply leave a comment below telling me what you’d like to make with this butter if you won.

That’s it!

Rules: One comment per person, please! Giveaway opens now and will close Friday, March 22nd at 11:59 pm Pacific. Winner will be contacted via email and have 48 hours to respond. If they do not respond, I will randomly choose another winner.

Good luck!

Find Land O’Lakes on Twitter and Facebook too! 

Disclosure: Land O’Lakes provided me with the same prize pack as listed above for review and recipe development. All opinions expressed are my own…as usual. And I was not compensated in any way to say nice things about Land O’Lakes. 

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732 Responses to “Vanilla Cinnamon Cake with Browned Butter Frosting + a GIVEAWAY!”

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    AmandaK@whatthebobbin — March 17, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Shrimp scalping. My 2 year old is loving shrimp lately. Thanks!

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    Christina @ The Pastry Posts — March 17, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Mmmm! I love me some brown butter, especially over pasta! I’ve been wanting to experiment with brown butter in the sweets I make, so I’d use the butter giveaway items to start me on my merry way! Can’t wait to try this cake, Lauren!

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    Megan — March 17, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Because I’m 35 weeks pregnant, I will most definitely make chocolate chip cookies with glorious butter. These last few weeks are a doozy, but cookies always make everything better!

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    aimee — March 17, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    I have yet to try browned butter, and I really want to make browned butter chocolate chip cookies. That would be my first. Hope I win!

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    Kristi P. — March 17, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Rice Krispy treats! (I know….just craving some right now;)

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    Melissa — March 17, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    I’d make a yummy chocolate cake!

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    Leslie Ross — March 17, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    I would have to start experimenting with some brown butter pasta – we love butter and pasta, and yet I’ve never done a brown butter sauce!

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    Kim @ Soliloquy Of Food & Such — March 17, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Cookies…browned butter sugar cookie

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — March 17, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Cookies, cookies, and more cookies!

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    Anastasia — March 17, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Oh yum. I’ve been kicking around a brown butter banana bread (how’s that for alliteration?) recipe for a while now.

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    Annette — March 17, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Indian Butter chicken – I’d make it in the skillet using lots of butter.

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    Jill — March 17, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    I’d love to make some Red Velvet Cupcakes

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    Lauren C. — March 17, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    I’d love to try your recipe for browned butter frosting!

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    Diana — March 17, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    I have never browned butter before, but would definitely love to try it in a nice dessert or pasta dish!! Are there many brown butter pasta sauce recipes out there? :)

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    keshakeke — March 17, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    I would make browned butter chocolate chip cookies!

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    Kellie — March 17, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    I want to make some butter cookies. I have never tried to make browned butter…I am going to have to give that a shot and make some browned butter mashed potatoes….YUM.

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    Cat — March 17, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    I would be making my favorite grilled cheese caprese….with rosemary black olive bread, fresh moz…tomatoes,,,,basil, balsamic and cracked pepper! Comfort food, baby!! Thanks for the opportunity!!

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    A. Perelini — March 17, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Butter = YUM! I’d make cookies! :)

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    Nancy — March 17, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    I’ve never made browned butter, but you describe it deliciously and now I must try. I think this cake sounds like a great way to sample the flavor of the browned butter, or maybe it would be nice drizzled over a zuchini bundt cake

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    emily — March 17, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    i’d LOVE to make chicken piccata… my favorite food and yet i’ve never made it. kind of insane. THANKS :)

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    grace — March 17, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    i go through so much butter, i can guarantee that this would disappear quickly, probably into a cake or frosting. :)

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    Sarah — March 17, 2013 at 11:50 pm

    I am literally…as in RIGHT now…on my way home from Afghanistan and have been deprived of fresh vegetables for MONTHS. I found this AWESOME recipe for brown butter garden vegetable pasta skillet that I have been dreaming about–even if “garden vegetables” aren’t necessarily in season, I’m sure they will be far more fresh than whatever mass-thawed frozen vegetable selection I have been eating!

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    venetrise — March 18, 2013 at 12:10 am

    I would make a banana pudding cake!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — March 18, 2013 at 12:20 am

    You had me at browned butter!

    And thanks for the awesome giveaway! The first thing I’d make is browned butter chocolate chip cookies!

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    Sheree — March 18, 2013 at 1:01 am

    I’ve never browned butter before, but your cake looks delicious. I think I’ll be making (or trying to make) your scrumptious cake. I love vanilla and cinnamon. Thank you for offering this great giveaway. The colors of the products are gorgeous.

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    Lisa — March 18, 2013 at 1:28 am

    I’d make scones or cake!

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    shirley — March 18, 2013 at 1:32 am

    I would like to pour it on my beer bread before baking it.

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    Sarah Gifford — March 18, 2013 at 1:36 am

    I’d love to making pancakes with my 2 yr old. He loves helping me in the kitchen and those are one of his favorite. :)

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    Katie — March 18, 2013 at 1:38 am

    Well, this cake looks really awesome, but I’d use my butter to make your banana cake with browned butter frosting. It’s one of the favorites in our house!

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    Maria — March 18, 2013 at 1:49 am

    I want to try brown butter chocolate chip cookies.

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    Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance — March 18, 2013 at 1:52 am

    I’d use it for all of my stir fries! :D

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    Patti L — March 18, 2013 at 2:01 am

    I would make a lemon cake with strawberry filling for Easter dessert!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — March 18, 2013 at 2:02 am

    That frosting looks insaaaane! I would totally brown some butter with this too if I won. Yum!

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    Deb — March 18, 2013 at 2:10 am

    I would saute fresh steamed green beans with mushrooms…

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    Bryn — March 18, 2013 at 2:10 am

    Browned butter frosting obviously!

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    Cindy B. — March 18, 2013 at 2:14 am

    I would most likely make cookies!

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    Elissa — March 18, 2013 at 2:17 am

    I’ve never made brown butter but I would definitely throw it in some cookies.

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    Esther — March 18, 2013 at 2:24 am

    This frosting would be a good start! Awesome giveaway!

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    Lisa — March 18, 2013 at 2:25 am

    I made a browned butter pumpkin cake last fall, but I think the
    pumpkin hid the butter flavor. I’d love to do the banana cake with browned butter icing, although I’m intrigued by the idea of chocolate chip cookies made that way……

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    Susanne — March 18, 2013 at 2:30 am

    I’d make lemon curd for sure……love that stuff!!

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    Robin — March 18, 2013 at 2:40 am

    I would make this cake. Vanilla Cinnamon Cake with Brown Butter Frosting. Sounds great.

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    MaryBeth — March 18, 2013 at 2:40 am

    Vanilla buttercream frosting!

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    Leanna R — March 18, 2013 at 2:50 am

    My favorite use for browned butter is adding it to frosting. But added to a crumb topping for a casserole is wonderful.

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    Devon — March 18, 2013 at 2:53 am

    definitely this cake! I’ve never made a frosting with it before and it looks delicious!

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    Terri A. — March 18, 2013 at 2:53 am

    That snickerdoodle cake you have there would be great!

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    Alexis B — March 18, 2013 at 3:12 am

    I would love to make some cookies, and homemade bread! And maybe some cake… YUM!!

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    Jenny Hartin — March 18, 2013 at 3:15 am

    Chocolate chip cookies.

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    Mari J — March 18, 2013 at 3:16 am

    Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream :)

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    Amy — March 18, 2013 at 3:24 am

    I’d make Garlic Shrimp Pasta. My son is forever asking for it for dinner!

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    abby — March 18, 2013 at 3:27 am

    cupcakes!

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