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White Chocolate Buttercream

This is my favorite white chocolate frosting to make. I'm trying to learning different (ex: harder) techniques, but for right now this is what I'm comfortable making.


  • 6oz white chocolate 1/4 cup heavy cream 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups powdered sugar


Microwave the white chocolate and cream for 1-1/2 mins, or til the chocolate is melted. Gradually add butter and powdered sugar until fluffy. Makes 3-1/2 cups

Comments (31)

What brand of white chocolate do you use?
Hi, any knowledge on if this crusts and smooths well? I like to use buttercream and cream cheese icing, but usually have to put a bit of shortening in it to make it crust.
Yum. this sounds easy and yummy! i will try this one out!
my hubby and i love the WC buttercream I actually made MY first batch today for cupcakes. i am really insterested in using it as a filling for one of the tiers on a wedding cake i am doing next month my only concern is using the dairy in it do you think it would be safe left out for a while or not at all?
This sounds so good. I want to make cupcakes and I wanted to try a different frosting besides the usual one I use. Can you pipe with this?
Waouuuu, this recipe sounds delicious & very easy. So, I can try this one for muffings, include layer cakes.
@whidbeywifey... I use a recipe similiar and leave it out all the time.. mine does have crisco in it but basically the same. I am definitely going to add the white choc to my BC this sounds amazing!
this sounds delicious, but i also would like to know about the application and whether this holds up well as a filling as well as an icing and if it hardens and makes a nice finish...more information please!
Ok, I am back cos I made this is divine!!! I piped it on chocolate cupcakes....they were a hug hit!!! So thanks for a great recipe. It's safely tucked way in my "icing" file with a great review!! ;)
Is it safe to assume that this requires sweet unsalted butter?
I made this yesterday and it was a big hit with the family. This recipe was delicious...but the 2 cups powdered sugar is incorrect. It should be 2 Lbs. All you have to do is add alittle more cream.
I'm so sorry that I'm just now getting to everyone! I didn't know that it got any comments at all!!! Now I have this huge cheesy smile! : D I always use unsalted butter in my frostings. I have used this with Nestle white chocolate and it turned out good, so I figure just about any would. It's been a while since I've made it but I think that it does crust, but someone please correct me if I'm wrong. Hope you like it!
This may be a dumb question, but are heavy cream and whipping cream the same thing, or interchangable?
From what I found on here it has to do with the difference in the fat. HTH!
Are you melting down the cream and chocolate, then putting it into a mixer to mix / whip the butter and sugar ingredients together?
Sweet_Toof, I'm pretty sure that's that's what I did. It's been awhile since I've made this BC. When I made I'm pretty sure that it crusted pretty good, please tell me if my memory is wrong.
This is a great frosting, I added enough powdered sugar to get it to piping consistency. It piped beautifully and it was delicious!
Can you use this under rolled fondant?
This frosting is very YUMMY!! Wouldn't use for piping, but great for simply laying down on a cake. The recipe says "2 cups powder sugar" but it's actually 2 lbs. I just made this & put it on a raspberry cake I'm trying out for a shower. Can't wait to taste the cake now. :)
I was wondering if people who have made this or if you could tell me if you could use for a cake that I'm wanting to cover in fondant? Thanks!
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