What kind of butter should I use to make buttercream frosting?

White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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"What kind of butter should I use to make buttercream frosting: salted or unsalted?"

Use unsalted butter when making frosting—you can always and easily add a touch of salt if you think the frosting needs it.

Recipe: White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting


For more tips and ideas, see our collection of Cake Frosting recipes.

Mar, 2013

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