A butter cream is a cream based on butter, icing sugar, fresh cream and vanilla.

Easy and quick to prepare, without eggs or meringue, it is perfect for garnishing cupcakes, desserts or cakes.

Level of difficulty : easy
Prep time : 10 min
Rest time : 
Cook time : –
Total time : 10 min
Yield : 6 servings
0.8 cup quality butter (room temperature)
1.75 cup icing sugar
5 tbsp fresh cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Preparation :

  • Take the butter out of the refrigerator 30 min before using until it reaches a soft consistency.
  • Put the soft butter in a bowl, add the icing sugar and the vanilla and start beating with an electric whisk at medium speed for 5 min.
  • After 5 min, gradually add the cream, continuing to whip for a few minutes.
  • Transfer to a pastry bag to decorate cupcakes or use with a spatula directly on the cake to garnish.
  • Store the buttercream for a few days in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
  • Before use, put at room temperature for 15 to 20 min.

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