Buttercream Frosting is a delicious delight that most of us enjoy. It’s indeed a great icing for piping your fluffy cakes and topping your muffins. The best part is that it makes a great base for other frosting flavours too! So you can let your inner child relish the wonderfully mixed colours when preparing a delish treat.
Here are just some of our favorite recipes to suit your needs…
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
This is a basic that every cook’s cookbook should have.
- 3 cups powdered sugar (aka icing sugar)
- 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
- 1. In a bowl, add powdered sugar and butter and mix with an electric mixer or spoon.
- Stir in vanilla and 1 tablespoon of the milk.
- Slowly beat in just enough milk to make frosting smooth and spreadable. Add milk until the frosting isn’t too thick. If you add the milk in excess and the frosting becomes too thin, add some powdered sugar.
- That’s it! Just fill it into a pipe and it’s ready to be used. 1 batch frosts a 13*9 inch cake generously, or fills and frosts a 9 inch two-layer cake.
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Another recipe for the cocoa lovers out there. This is definitely likely to tingle your taste buds.
- 3 cups (360 grams) powdered sugar/icing sugar
- 1 cup (230 grams) unsalted butter, softened
- 2-3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup (40 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
- pinch of salt (to taste)
- Beat the butter in a medium bowl until it’s smooth.
- Add powdered sugar and mix for at least 2 minutes.
- Now, add the heavy whipping cream (start with 2 tablespoons and then add according to need), followed by vanilla extract and salt.
- Mix and then add the cocoa. Add more heavy cream if required and powdered sugar if you prefer your frosting sweeter.
- Mix for another 2 minutes until everything is well combined and the frosting is ready!
Buttercream Frosting without Powdered Sugar
- This is for all of you out there who are either watching their weight or simply don’t like using powdered sugar in their recipes. You don’t have to miss out on the fun! Here’s a treat for you.
- 7 tablespoons (53 g) flour
- 1 ½ cups (330 g) milk
- 1 ½ tablespoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups (297 g) granulated sugar
- 1 ½ cups (283 g) salted and softened butter
- Pinch of salt
- Whisk flour and milk together over medium heat, stirring until it thickens. Make sure that it appears to be a thick paste.
- Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature.
- Add the vanilla extract.
- Cream the butter, sugar, and salt together until it’s light and fluffy on medium-high heat while the mixture is cooling. It’s essential that you mix these well to avoid gritty frosting.
- Add this to the cooled mixture. Ensure the mixture is cool enough for butter to not melt.
- Beat it for 5 minutes on medium heat until it starts to look like whipped cream.
- 7. Let it cool and your whipped buttercream frosting without powdered sugar is ready!