Healthy  Buttercream Frosting

Light and fluffy, Healthy Buttercream Frosting is what any cake or cupcake needs to make it perfect. It's an ermine icing made with flour, sugar, milk and butter, whips up silky smooth and does not taste overly sweet!

All purpose flour Cane or white sugar Milk Vanilla Extract Butter Pinch of salt

Ingredients You Need

In a small pot, add flour and sugar. Place on medium heat and cook for 30 seconds, whisking constantly.


While whisking, slowly add milk. Keep whisking. Cook until mixture thickens into a roux, stirring all the time. Turn off heat and let cool in the pot uncovered for 20 minutes.


Transfer into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.


In a large bowl, add softened butter and beat with an electric mixer for 3 minutes, until butter becomes more pale and white.


Then while running the mixer on highest speed start adding the roux 1 heaping tablespoon at a time until all added.


Then add vanilla and salt (if using) and beat for 2-3 more minutes or until buttercream is thick and holds the peaks. Now it's ready to use!


Use it like any other frosting on cupcakes and cakes – spread with a knife or put in a piping bag.


The frosting itself is best used immediately – most fluffy. On a warmer day, frosting will hold at room temperature for about 1 hour. On colder days 3-4 hours – remove from the fridge 1 hour prior to serving to let frosting warm up.

Frosting Tips

Refrigerate frosted baked goods for up to 3 days. Refrigerate frosting (not on baked goods) for up to a 1 week. Rewhip before using.


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