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Buttercream Recipe

15th Jun 2013


Ingredients (Makes 450g)

  • 110g unsalted (sweet) butter
  • 350g icing sugar
  • 15-30ml milk or water
  • A few drops of vanilla extract or alternative flavouring
  1. Place the butter in a bowl and beat until light and fluffy.
  2. Sift the icing sugar into the bowl and continue to beat until the mixture changes colour.
  3. Add just enough milk or water to give a firm but spreadable consistency.
  4. Flavor by adding the vanilla or alternative flavouring, then store he buttercream in an airtight container until required.

Flavouring buttercream

Try replacing the liquid in the recipes with:

  • Alcohols such as whisky, rum or brandy
  • Other liquids such as coffee, melted chocolate, lemon curd or fresh fruit purees

Or add:

  • Nut butters to make a praline flavor
  • Flavours such as mint or rose extract

From the book by Lindy Smith

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