White Chocolate Buttercream

This White Chocolate Buttercream recipe is a family favorite, I’m excited to share it with you. White Chocolate Buttercream recipe - Looking for frosting recipes? This makes for an amazing dessert - just try to save some for the cake andor cupcakes The Bewitchin' Kitchen

White Chocolate Buttercream

For the majority of my early twenties I have been on the hunt, the hunt for the perfect buttercream frosting recipe. I have tried so many, but none of them turned out the way I had hoped. They would melt quickly or just didn’t have enough “body”. Last summer I finally came across a recipe that was almost perfect. It tasted pretty good but I couldn’t decorate with it, my piping wouldn’t stay put. After some tinkering and tweaking, I finally reached the perfect consistency for a heavenly White Chocolate Buttercream frosting.

White Chocolate Frosting

My obsession with buttercream began after my wedding. My wedding cake had a delicious buttercream frosting that I was always on the lookout for a recipe to match the taste. Then I came across this recipe. I use the base of the white chocolate buttercream for all of my frosting recipes (there are links below).

Baileys Butter Cream Frosting. Best frosting recipe ever! This creamy cake icing recipe has the decadent bite of irish cream. Delicious on chocolate cake!

If you like this recipe, you’re going to LOVE my recipe for Baileys Buttercream Frosting. Seriously, you have to check it out and while you’re at it, you may as well see the Peanut Butter Cup Frosting too.

I used the base of the white chocolate buttercream as the frosting for my cousin’s wedding cake (and I made a DIY wedding cake post for you to follow step by step too), I added extra sugar to make it thicker. Frosting can go a long way depending on how much sugar you add. If you want piping with staying power, just add more sugar!


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White Chocolate Buttercream Recipe

White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting recipe - Looking for frosting recipes? This makes for an amazing dessert - just try to save some for the cake and/or cupcakes | The Bewitchin' Kitchen

White Chocolate Buttercream recipe - Looking for frosting recipes This makes for an amazing dessert - just try to save some for the cake andor cupcakes The Bewitchin' Kitchen
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White Chocolate Buttercream

White Chocolate Buttercream recipe - Looking for frosting recipes? This makes for an amazing dessert! Pairs well with chocolate cakes, yum!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword buttercream, frosting, white chocolate buttercream
Prep Time 8 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 173kcal


  • 1 cup butter unsalted and softened (if you're a beginner - margarine is not the same. It WILL NOT hold, in fact it will just be gross).
  • 3 cups powdered sugar depending on the humidity/heat that day sometimes I have to add about 1/2 cup more, play around with it until you reach the consistency you desire
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (my favorite is Neilsen-Massey which is found at Amazon.com
  • 6 oz white chocolate chips or Bakers Chocolate


  • First things first: melt the chocolate. I prefer to pour the white chocolate chips in a glass bowl and place it over a pot of boiling water (double boiling), stirring constantly. If you are using Baker's Chocolate, chop it up first. The microwave is another option, but keep your eye on it and do 30 seconds at a time. Let cool to room temperature.
  • Place softened butter in a bowl and sift the powdered sugar over top. Starting slow, mix until incorporated and then beat until fluffy (about a minute or two).
  • After you have scraped the bowl, add the cream and vanilla. At this point you can now stir in the melted, cooled chocolate.
  • Turn your mixer to medium-high and beat for 3-4 minutes.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 24mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Calcium: 18mg
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96 comments on “White Chocolate Buttercream”

  1. 3 stars
    Hi! So I’d like some feedback. I tried this recipe with both white chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips. I melted both separately in a double boiler and them it cool. I creamed my butter and sugar together, sifting the sugar like it says. It was very light and fluffy. I tried the white chocolate frosting first. I added in my vanilla, heavy cream, and white chocolate and set it to beat. Almost immediately I could seem little lumps. I stopped it and tried some, and sure enough there were little chunks of white chocolate everywhere! I moved onto the milk chocolate frosting, as I had already creamed sugar and butter for it. This one I added in the vanilla and heavy cream first, beat that until incorporated, then added in the chocolate. Ta da! Like magic, the chocolate beat in and made a beautifully smooth and definitely not chunky frosting. I had enough to try the milk again, so this time I microwaved the chocolate, let it cool, then after creaming sugar and butter, beat in the heavy cream and vanilla like I did with the milk chocolate frosting. Added in the white chocolate and again instant chunks 🙁 Does anyone have any idea why this happened? I was using Nestle white chocolate chips… and they were not only a better brand but newer than my milk chocolate chips (Raleys generic brand). I’m just so lost! Thanks!!

    • Couple of quick errors! I meant *let them cool (not them it cool), and I tried the white chocolate again, not the milk chocolate again.

    • Hmmm. You know Nicole, I’m not totally sure. I have only ever done this with Baker’s White Chocolate and have never had an issue with it.

      Now, I know the quality of white chocolate varies with how much cocoa butter is used (white chocolate has more cocoa butter) maybe it has something to do with that?

      I’m intrigued with this, I’ll have to try it next time with a different brand of white chocolate, or white chocolate chips and see what happens.

  2. When I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Thanks!

  3. Just made this for baby shower cupcakes. Awesome recipe. I tasted it before I added the melted chocolate and that part was good on its own. But the chocolate took it over the top. My husband used the leftovers to go between some sugar cookies
    I made too. Thanks for a simple and delicious frosting!! This one’s a keeper.

  4. 5 stars
    Lovely buttercream, light like a cloud and tastes super amazing!

  5. Could you make this same recipe but with dark chocolate??

  6. 5 stars
    This was divine.  I didn’t use all the white chocolate it called for because it was rich enough.  

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