White Chocolate Buttercream recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

This white chocolate buttercream, enriched with real white chocolate and a dash of vanilla extract is perfect for icing all sorts of cakes - from chocolate cupcakes to banana cupcakes to vanilla cupcakes.


  • 150g white chocolate
  • 250g icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • 110g butter


  1. Break up the white chocolate and place into a bowl. Suspend over a bowl of barely simmering water and melt until smooth.

  2. Beat the butter and vanilla in a bowl until softened. Gradually add the icing sugar, bit by bit, until combined. You should have a smooth, soft mixture.

  3. Gradually blend the white chocolate into the icing. If needed, add the milk (or a bit more) to thin the icing. If it is too thin, add a little more icing sugar until you reach the desired consistency. Use to ice the cupcakes.

You can omit the white chocolate and use milk or dark chocolate if you prefer. Recipe will ice about 12 cupcakes.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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