White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

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Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Makes enough frosting for twelve cupcakes
2.9 stars from 96 ratings of this white chocolate buttercream recipe

White chocolate buttercream is a perfect topping for almost every cupcake and it's so easy to make!

This white chocolate frosting is perfect for a number of cakes including my favorite raspberry lemon cupcakes.

Use this frosting on these white chocolate cupcakes. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 3 oz. white chocolate
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp. milk

Instructions

  1. Melt the chocolate over a double broiler or in the microwave until it is runny, but smooth.
  2. Add the milk to the chocolate and stir until smooth.
  3. Pour the mixture in a bowl to cool.
  4. In another bowl, beat the butter and vanilla until blended.
  5. Add the butter and vanilla to the chocolate and continue beating until smooth.
  6. Add the sugar in three parts, beating until blended after each addition. Beat the mixture until it is thick like whipped cream.
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gryphin423 5 years ago from Florida

Sounds like it would go well with your cupcake recipe. Who doesn't love cupcakes? Voted up and useful!


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K Kiss 5 years ago from Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

I will try this out. For the past week or two I have been day dreaming about cupcakes and this recipe of white chocolate buttercream will only make my cupcakes taste better. Thanks for sharing.


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brittanytodd 5 years ago from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Author

Thank you! I hope you like them!


Derdriu 5 years ago

BrittanyTodd: This definitely goes down great with your white chocolate cupcakes. It's a keeper, and already tastes like more.

Thank you, voted up, and across every single category too,

Derdriu


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Greenhousewife 5 years ago

Sounds absolutely delicious! I can't wait to try this one out! Bookmarked for later.


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brittanytodd 5 years ago from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Author

Thank you so much, Derdrie and Greenhousewife. I thought I responded to your comments a while ago, but I must have missed them. Mahalo nui loa.


Nicole 4 years ago

Sounds so wonderful. Can make it with milk chocolate too?


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brittanytodd 4 years ago from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Author

Yes! You can use the same amount, but you may want to microwave the chocolate because it is softer. Thanks for reading.


Abbie 4 years ago

Sounds so delicious! I need to frost a cake with this buttercream, do you think it would work well for that function? Also, do you think I could make it ahead and freeze it like I do many other buttercreams? Thanks!


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brittanytodd 4 years ago from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Author

Thank you, Abbie. Yes! This recipe is perfect for frosting cakes and you can put it in the fridge to keep cool.


Rhiannon 4 years ago

Can you tell me how long this would last out of the fridge please? I am thinking about using it to ice my wedding cake :)


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brittanytodd 4 years ago from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Author

It could last up to five hours outside of the fridge if it isn't too hot. Just make sure to keep it in the shade (if outdoors) or inside a building (preferably with AC). Congratulations on your wedding!!! I hope you have a great one!


Abbie 4 years ago

Hello again :) The buttercream turned out really well! I was worried about adding the milk to the melted chocolate for fear it would seize and it DID seize, but the buttercream still turned out great. I'm just wondering if the chocolate seizes when you make it? Is there anything you do differently or is that just to be expected? Thanks!


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brittanytodd 4 years ago from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Author

It will seize. Keep it in a cool place while stirring and make sure not to put on any cakes or cupcakes too early. Thank you and I'm glad you liked it!


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My Cook Book 3 years ago from India

Looks delicious, i will try this. Great recipe. Thanks for the good share!


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Ingenira 3 years ago

Wow, it is so beautiful !! I must give it a try.


Kath 3 years ago

Hi, what kind of chocolate do you use? Baking/cooking chocolate? Or 'eating' chocolate? Thanks


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brittanytodd 3 years ago from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Author

Eating chocolate! Melt it down in a double broiler if you have one--or a microwave works just as well.

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