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Buttercream Frosting

Beautiful Buttercream frosting.

Just follow the rules to perfect buttercream. Room temperature ingredients and lots of beating and you will have perfect frostings, toppings and fillings
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Frosting
Cuisine Cake decorating


  • 250 gm butter unsalted room temperature
  • 250 gm c cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 240 gm icing sugar sifted 2 cups


  • This recipe makes enough to cover a 3 tier 24 cm cake Use a stand or a hand mixer. I have used a hand mixer in the video just so you can see how easy it is.
  • Put the soft butter into a bowl and beat till light creamy and fluffy ( about 5 minutes)
  • Add the cream cheese and beat again for another 5 minutes.
  • Add the salt and vanilla and mix through.
  • Add the icing sugar 1/4 cup at a time beating in well after each addition.
  • When the last cup is incorporated the buttercream is ready to use.


** For chocolate butter cream add 50 gm ( approx 1/2 cup) of dutch cocoa in two lots incorporating well after each addition before adding icing sugar a bit at a time.
This recipe makes enough to fill a cake with four layers. To cover the outside with a thick layer of frosting double the recipe.