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Three bowls of different buttercream frosting, two vanilla and one chocolate flavoured

Best buttercream recipes

Published: June 15, 2021 at 5:27 pm
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Whether eaten straight from the bowl with a spoon, or licked off the top of a cupcake, we all love buttercream. Here's how to master it

Want to make butter icing? Looking for the perfect chocolate butter cream? Here's how to make buttercream perfectly smooth to decorate your cake (check out our cake ideas here).


How to make buttercream

Follow our expert tips:

Basic buttercream frosting

This simple butter icing is laced with vanilla extract for a subtly fragrant flavour.

Cream cheese buttercream frosting

Where would carrot cake be without cream cheese frosting? Get it right every time with our expert recipe. Try our favourite carrot cake recipe here.


Chocolate buttercream frosting

Silky, delicious buttercream gets a chocolate makeover. This recipe is perfect for icing cupcakes or filling chocolate sponge cakes (here are our top recipes).

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Want to know how to bake the perfect cake as a base for your buttercream? Click here for our expert baking tips

Chocolate Layer Cake Recipe with Chai Ganache

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