White Chocolate Buttercream

Creamy, sweet, and perfect for any treat, you'll want to make this frosting for all of your favorite cakes.

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  • Servings: makes 2 3/4 cups

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  • 2 sticks (1/2 pound) unsalted butter, softened
  • 12 ounces white chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

How to make this recipe

  1. In a large bowl, using a handheld electric mixer, beat the butter at medium speed until creamy. Beat in the melted white chocolate. Add the confectioners' sugar and vanilla and beat at low speed, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl, until light and fluffy.

Contributed By Photo © Daria Khoroshavina Published November 2004

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Aggregate Rating value: 5

Review Count: 3833

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: Kristina Shoman

Review Body: how much does this recipe yield for cupcakes?

Review Rating: 4

Date Published: 2016-12-29

Author Name: Lynn Holly Haldeman

Review Body: This powdered sugar amount was odd considering the amount of butter. I  "slightly cooled" the white chocolate but seemed pretty runny so I added about 1 cup more powdered sugar and it seemed to smooth better and looks more like a frosting that you can decorate with. Maybe I didnt let the chocolate cool long enough?

Date Published: 2017-01-06

Author Name: Emma11195

Review Body: What type of white chocolate should I use? I'm just so excited to make this and I really want to make it perfect. 

Date Published: 2016-08-27

Author Name: Sharon_Mehl

Review Body: OMG I just love your buttercream recipe! This is perfect for my mom's birthday cake, gonna make this soon.. Thank you so much for such a great tips.. really appreciate it. :)

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-08-27

Author Name: Christina Ayers

Review Body: Taste great, but I put in fridge and it got rock hard 

Date Published: 2016-08-27