Brown butter cakes are one of my favorite desserts ever! They are not like other cake.
I found this recipe in a magazine a very long time ago. I don’t know why I was so drawn to it, but I went home and made it that day. The little cakes were amazing!
Browning the butter gives it a nutty goodness. The brown butter cakes also have almond flour. Which rounds out the flavor. Using just egg whites gives the cakes a little bit of a pleasant chewy texture, with a slightly crisp exterior. (Then you can use the yolks to make some creme brulee.)
Once I took these to a new momma with dinner. She thought they were muffins and ate them with dinner. She commented that the muffins were really sweet and tasty. They ARE NOT muffins!
I love to serve them with a little fruit compote and whipped cream. Delish!
These little cakes are super sweet. So you don’t want to over-sweeten the whipped cream or fruit, otherwise it will be overwhelmingly sweet.