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Basic buttercream

Sweet, rich and fluffy, this is used as a delicious filling and to coat the sponge before icing

By , 17 May 2017

(17 votes)

Basic buttercream
  • 10 Mins

  • Serves: 6

Nutritional Info
Each 25g serving contains
  • Energy

    539KJ

    129KCAL

    6%
  • Fat

    6.9g

    high

    10%
  • Saturates

    4.4g

    high

    22%
  • Sugars

    16.5g

    high

    18%
  • Salt

    0.1g

    med

    1%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 2155kJ/515kcal.
Ingredients
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 100g icing sugar
Method
  • Put the butter, softened in a bowl with the icing sugar. Beat with a wooden spoon until fluffy.

  • If you’re not going to use your buttercream straight away, transfer to an airtight container, cover the surface with a clingfilm, seal with the lid and store in the fridge for up to
    4 days. Remove 2 hrs before using, then beat again to soften.