Dreamy Butterbeer Buttercream Frosting

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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!

fluffy butterbeer buttercream frosting on dark chocolate cupcakes on white marble countertop

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.

After creating my own butterbeer recipe, my friend Linda from Life on Summerhill, suggested I make a butterbeer frosting. I mean, how brilliant is she?!

This frosting is so creamy delicious on my favorite dark chocolate cupcakes. You’re going to love it.

spreading butterbeer buttercream frosting onto dark chocolate cupcakes with a table knife

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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If you’d rather skip all of my cooking tips, important cooking info for this recipe, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to the scrumptious butterbeer buttercream frosting recipe – just scroll down to the bottom, where you’ll find a printable recipe card.

swirl of butterbeer buttercream frosting on dark chocolate cupcakes on white marble counter

FIRST OF ALL, WHAT IS BUTTERBEER?

Let’s get down to the nitty gritty of what butterbeer actually is.

We first tried butterbeer while visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando. It’s a drink made famous by the Harry Potter series of books, written by J.K. Rowling.

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?

In my original buttercream frosting recipe, as well as my chocolate buttercream frosting, I explain why I prefer to use salted butter and make my buttercream without shortening.

Using all butter creates a very flavorful frosting, perfect for that buttery butterbeer taste.

swirled butterbeer buttercream frosting on chocolate cupcakes

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.

easy butterbeer buttercream frosting swirled onto chocolate cupcakes on white marble countertop with muffin tin and light blue kitchen towel

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:

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.

mixing butterbeer buttercream frosting in white mixing bowl

    • 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.

chocolate cupcakes topped with swirls of creamy butterbeer buttercream frosting

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!

bite out of chocolate cupcake topped with fluffy butterbeer buttercream frosting

MORE HARRY POTTER FOOD YOU WILL LOVE:

Golden Snitch Snickerdoodle Cookie Pops

Polyjuice Potion Sherbet Punch

And my friend Linda will show you how to make the prettiest decorations for a Harry Potter celebration!

chocolate cupcakes with swirls of butterbeer buttercream frosting on top

KITCHEN TOOLS YOU MAY NEED TO MAKE BUTTERBEER BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:

Stand Mixer or Hand Mixer – You can definitely mix homemade frosting by hand, but a mixer enables you to get a really smooth texture.

Measuring Spoons and Measuring Cups

Spatula

Cake Decorating Kit with Tips and Pastry Bags

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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!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Dessert
Keyword butterbeer, butterbeer buttercream frosting, buttercream frosting, buttercream frosting recipe, buttercream icing, Harry Potter, Harry Potter food, homemade buttercream frosting
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 177 kcal
Author Mel Lockcuff

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix together the softened butter*, vanilla extract, butter extract, caramel extract, butterscotch topping, heavy whipping cream**, and cream soda.

  2. Add in the powdered sugar, and mix everything together for 2 to 3 minutes, mixing well.

  3. If your frosting seems a little thin, you can add in a little extra powdered sugar until you reach the desired consistency.

  4. 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!

Recipe Notes

*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.

Nutrition Facts
Dreamy Butterbeer Buttercream Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 177 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 73mg3%
Potassium 2mg0%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Sugar 25g28%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Calcium 3mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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16 thoughts on “Dreamy Butterbeer Buttercream Frosting”

  1. Mel- Have you colored this icing? Debating using it for a friends birthday and using the house colors but wondering if it holds the color well?

    • Megan, I’ve colored my regular buttercream frosting but not the butterbeer buttercream… I don’t see why it wouldn’t, though. I think it’d likely hold the color just fine. If you decide to try it, let me know how it goes! By the way, that’s a really great idea.

  2. Huge HP fan right here and I am automatically interested when you say Butterbeer! I haven’t made it to Universal yet, so I don’t know what it tastes like exactly, but I’ve made butterbeer lattes and butterbeer with actual beer. So what I’m saying is, I’m totally down to try this frosting! Yum!

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