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Butterbeer Buttercream Frosting – Harry Potter fans unite with this dreamy butterbeer buttercream frosting. Easy recipe for a fluffy icing, perfect for cupcakes and cake decorating!
Being the Harry Potter fan that I am, I thought it only appropriate to create a yummy butterbeer buttercream frosting. This recipe is one you will definitely enjoy, especially if you love both butterbeer and buttercream icing.
This frosting is so creamy delicious on my favorite dark chocolate cupcakes. You’re going to love it.
It’s a mix of that buttery butterscotch flavor with the creamy texture of a dreamy buttercream frosting. So scrumptious!
Add butterbeer to your breakfast and brunch plans with butterbeer pancakes from scratch. They’re oh so delicious.
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FIRST OF ALL, WHAT IS BUTTERBEER?
Let’s get down to the nitty gritty of what butterbeer actually is.
It’s a buttery, butterscotch, sweet drink, with a hint of caramel, that’s served hot or cold. It’s described as a “less-sickly butterscotch” and even has a little bit of fizz to it.
Fandom explains what butterbeer is, where it came from, and what it’s all about.
WHY DO YOU USE BUTTER INSTEAD OF SHORTENING?
Using all butter creates a very flavorful frosting, perfect for that buttery butterbeer taste.
I also recommend using salted butter, because the salt in the butter adds a richness to your buttercream. It gives it a zing that unsalted butter just can’t do.
Also, it’s so much easier to use salted butter over trying to add salt to your frosting, especially when trying to get a good consistency and texture.
While shortening does add stability to the recipe, heavy whipping cream can do the same thing.
CAN I FREEZE BUTTERBEER BUTTERCREAM FROSTING?
Yes, you absolutely can! If you think about it, bakeries put their cakes in a cooler to store them for their customers.
Freezing won’t hurt the texture, consistency, or flavor of your frosting. I always have a little bit of icing leftover, and I usually freeze it for the next time we need it.
BUTTERBEER BUTTERCREAM ICING INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED:
- Heavy whipping cream
- Cream soda
TIPS FOR HOW TO MAKE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING WITH A TASTE OF BUTTERBEER
Making homemade buttercream frosting is easy. Butterbeer buttercream frosting is no different, besides a few extra ingredients.
- First, make sure you soften the butter. Try to get it out ahead of time and let it soften naturally; don’t be like me and use the microwave to soften it, therefore melting it.
- Next, mix together the softened butter, vanilla extract, butter extract, caramel extract, butterscotch topping, heavy whipping cream, and cream soda.
- Add in the powdered sugar, and mix everything together for 2 to 3 minutes, mixing well.
Finally, if your frosting seems a little thin, you can add in a little extra powdered sugar until you reach the desired consistency.
You’ll end up with a very smooth, creamy, fluffy buttercream frosting that’s perfect for cake decorating, piping onto cupcakes, and more. And it tastes divine!
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Dreamy Butterbeer Buttercream Frosting
Harry Potter fans unite with this dreamy butterbeer buttercream frosting. Easy recipe for a fluffy icing, perfect for cupcakes and decorating!
Mix together the softened butter*, vanilla extract, butter extract, caramel extract, butterscotch topping, heavy whipping cream**, and cream soda.
Add in the powdered sugar, and mix everything together for 2 to 3 minutes, mixing well.
If your frosting seems a little thin, you can add in a little extra powdered sugar until you reach the desired consistency.
You’ll end up with a very smooth, creamy, butterbeer buttercream frosting that’s perfect for cake decorating, piping onto cupcakes, and more. It tastes divine!
*Make sure you soften the butter first. Try to get it out ahead of time and let it soften naturally. Don’t be like me and use the microwave to soften it, therefore melting it.
**You can use milk instead of heavy whipping cream, but you may end up with a softer icing, especially at room temperature.