Monday, March 15, 2010

Buttercream Icing

I had some spare time today and with Cooper having a play date l thought l would whip up some cupcakes.

I wanted to try a new buttercream recipe, I stumbled across this one. I was quite intrigued with adding so much milk as well as the cornflour. I was quite surprised the icing was so light and fluffy, it actually had the same consistency as whipped cream it also doesn't have that overpowering butter taste.

Buttercream Icing

225grams of butter
1 cup of milk
1 cup of icing sugar
1 tsp of vanilla extract
2 tblsp of corn flour

Heat milk and cornflour on stove and whisk until mixture has thickened
Let it cool completely
Cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy
Add milk mixture and vanilla extract and whip until it has the same consistency as whipped cream.

By the way l just love this avocado green colour from Americolor.


Y x


  1. This is actually a very good frosting! My hubby really likes it as it is not too sweet.

    I think from memory this is what is know as a boiled milk frosting & is very popular for red velvet cake, from what I remember half the people seem to say you must have a cream cheese frosting with it & half say you must have a boiled milk one. I also think it is quite an old recipe.

  2. I'm glad you like it, I also like that it doesn't have the feeling that you are eating a big chunk of butter.

  3. these are adorable! love the green icing :O)

  4. These look gorgeous, just wondering how you would change the recipe to be a chocolate one?

  5. Hey vette - Used this recipe yesterday on some mini chockie cupcakes for the kidlets, loved it!! Will make it a regular i think. thanks!!
    xo kix