I lovelovelove white chocolate.  Incorporating it into buttercream was a pretty natural progression for me.

white chocolate buttercram

This recipe will cover a dozen cupcakes or one 2-layer cake. (Not including crumb coat)

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white chocolate buttercram
5 from 1 vote

White Chocolate Buttercream

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
If you love white chocolate this is a great recipe!


  • ½ cup (1 stick / 113 g) butter
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup chopped white chocolate, good quality
  • 1 tablespoon milk, or more as needed


  • Place room temperature butter and sugar in stand mixer and combine. Mixture will still seem dry.
  • Over a double broiler (pan with 1-2 inches boiling water with heat safe bowl over top) slowly melt white chocolate.
  • Pour melted white chocolate into mixer while on low speed. Be careful as chocolate is hot. Add in 1 tablespoon milk and turn mixer to medium. Mix for 1-2 minutes to achieve desired consistency.

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Since this frosting is so sweet, I love pairing it with a rich dark chocolate.

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Reader Comments

  1. I’m going to use this to frost a Green Velvet cake I a man making for St. Patrick’s Day. I’m wondering if the white chocolate powdered used for espresso drinks could work for this? I think I’ll experiment!

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