White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck
White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting is an all-around favorite topping for cakes, cupcakes, or cookies.

Yield:

Makes about 6 cups

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 45 Minutes

Ingredients

1 (4-oz.) white chocolate baking bar, broken into small pieces
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 cup butter, softened
1 (2-lb.) package powdered sugar
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preparation

1. Microwave chocolate and 1/3 cup heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl at MEDIUM (50% power) 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring at 30-second intervals. (Do not overheat.) Let cool to room temperature (about 30 minutes).

2. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add powdered sugar and 1/4 cup heavy cream, 1 Tbsp. at a time, beating at low speed until blended after each addition. Beat in salt and chocolate mixture until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla.

Note:

December 2012