Item# WLRECIP-8798

Creamy German Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Item No. WLRECIP-8798
Amount
6 cups
Prep Time
30 min
Skill Level
Intermediate
Total Time
1 hr 30 min

Light yet decadent, this custard buttercream is the perfect topping to your favorite chocolate cake recipe. Made by combining pastry cream and butter, this frosting is similar in taste and texture to a whipped cream icing. Though it does require some extra work, it will be well worth it in the end! This German buttercream recipe is also less sweet than traditional American buttercream, making it a nice alternative to those who enjoy less sugary frosting.

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  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups butter, softened

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  • Notes:

    • The smooth and creamy texture does not make this buttercream great for piping
    • To Store: Store the buttercream in the refrigerator for up to 1 week in an airtight container. Frosted cake or cupcakes should also be stored in the refrigerator before serving.
    • To Color: Add Icing Colors food coloring to create the desired shade.
    • To Flavor: Substitute vanilla extract with your favorite flavoring and adjust to taste.

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