Best Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Cream cheese buttercream frosting

  • makes enough to ice 12 cupcakes or fill and ice a 20cm cake
  • Easy

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  • unsalted butter 100g, softened and cubed
  • icing sugar 300g, sifted
  • soft cheese 200g


  • Step 1

    Beat the soften butter using either a hand mixer or free-standing electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add the icing sugar in 3 separate additions and beat fully between each. Add the soft cheese until fully combine. On full speed beat the buttercream for at least 5 minutes until fluffy, smooth and lighten in colour.

  • Step 2

    Spread and fill a 20cm cake or fill a large pipping bag and pipe over cupcakes.