Classic American Buttercream

Preparation info

  • Makes About

    725 g

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Bake

Bake

By Lorraine Pascale

Published 2017

  • About

This recipe can be found on cakes and cupcakes all over the States. It is super rich due to the addition of what Americans refer to as ‘heavy’ cream (double cream), but, if you prefer, you can substitute the cream with milk. For different flavour options, feel free to add ingredients such as almond extract, Camp coffee essence or the zest of one lemon or orange. As a guide, this makes enough buttercream to cover a two-layer 20cm cake.