BGWB Buttercream Recipe

BGWB Buttercream Recipe

On a rare occasion, the cooking spirit comes over me I run to my kitchen to whip up something new or play around with old recipes.  Years ago I perfected a homemade buttercream that I have been making ever since.  I literally will buy a box cake and throw my own buttercream with it!  On this occasion I just wanted the buttercream, dats it.  But I quickly realized that a dish created from butter and sugar only looks good when it’s on a cake! So I was forced to create the whole shebang for the sake of this blog.  My poor waistline! The end result was great though and I am happy to share it with you all :).

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Recipe

Black Girls Who Brunch Buttercream Recipe

Category: Dessert

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of Unsalted Butter i.e. 3 sticks at room temperature
  • 5-6 cups of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract
  • Up to 3 Tbsp Whipping Cream

Instructions

  1. Using the Kitchen Aid Mixer paddle attachment whip the butter on medium setting for about seven minutes or until the butter has a white appearance.
  2. Add powder sugar in 1 cup increments, blending well between each portion.
  3. Add Whipping Cream 1 Tbsp of heaving whipping cream at a time.
  4. Add Vanilla Extra and Almond Extract
  5. Continue whipping until buttercream reaches desired consistency. Add more whipping cream and continue to whip for a more whipped consistency. Slowly add more powdered sugar for less whipped consistency.
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Tips Before You Go

  • I have never made this sans a Kitchen Aid Mixer.  I imagine you could whip the butter as effectively, but it would probably be a workout!
  • I also use this Kitchen Aid attachment, because it has a scraper to wipe the bowl as you go.  It’s genius and the Kitchen Aid folks really need to make it a standard accessory when you purchase!
  • I noted that I use unsalted butter, you can use salted if you like that whole salty sweet combo thing.  I personally HATE any hint of salt in my buttercream.  Real chefs will say the contrast brings out the flavor, I do not see it, but to each its own!
  • Almond extract is VERY strong, use it sparingly.  It provides a different flavor though that immediately stands out.
  • I love the contrast of chocolate cake and vanilla buttercream.  My sister constantly reminds me that I am weird for this, but the person making the cake makes the decisions!
  • Oh and the cake in this post is a recipe from a blogger called the Hungry Hutch.  Head there for this delicious chocolate cake recipe.

Let me know your thoughts on this recipe and of course if you try it!

By |2017-04-22T23:20:55-05:00April 23rd, 2017|Categories: Recipes|3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Michelle Carr April 24, 2017 at 8:07 am - Reply

    Erika,

    This butter cream frosting sounds delish. Going to try it on my next red velvet cake. You know frosting is what makes the cake!

    Love this!

    Michelle

    • ErikasTruth April 24, 2017 at 8:22 am - Reply

      I’m actually making a cream cheese icing that I will be putting on the blog towards the early part of May. That one is SO good too and would probably go well with your red velvet cake!

  2. Monique April 24, 2017 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    This sounds yummy Erika! I can’t wait to try it.

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