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Buttercream icing

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Buttercream Icing

  • 250 grams unsalted butter, room temperature, cubed
  • 120 grams icing sugar
  • 60 grams Milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract, (optional)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder, (optional, for chocolate buttercream icing)
  • 6
    Preparation 10min
  • 7
  • 8
    Appliance TM 5 image
    Recipe is created for
    TM 5
    Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

    Buttercream Icing
  1. Add butter to bowl, whip 3 min/speed 3, stopping every minute to scrape the sides down.

    Scrape down bowl and add butterfly, then whip 3 min/speed 3, scraping down bowl half way through. At the end this time the butter should be lighter in colour and texture.

    Add icing sugar, milk, vanilla or cocoa powder (if using) and whip again for 3 min/speed 3, turning speed up slowly so the icing sugar doesn't fly up to the lid. Scrape down halfway through to combine if necessary.

    Use as required.


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I used icing sugar in this recipe, but you can make your own icing sugar from white sugar or raw sugar by milling 20 sec/speed 10, scraping down and repeating until you get the fine consistency you are after.

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  • Absolutely delicious! So creamy!

    Submitted by Amez49 on 13. August 2017 - 13:23.

    Absolutely delicious! So creamy! Smile

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  • My go to buttercream recipe!

    Submitted by koesslerx4 on 29. September 2016 - 17:51.

    My go to buttercream recipe! Perfect everytime! 

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  • Perfect creamy icing!

    Submitted by keanaj on 6. August 2016 - 07:35.

    Perfect creamy icing! Thankyou ! 

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  • Even the kids said it was the

    Submitted by Kym Cook on 26. July 2016 - 11:06.

    Even the kids said it was the best buttercream icing!

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  • Absolutly AMAZING!!! The

    Submitted by JC Mummy on 23. February 2016 - 10:48.

    Absolutly AMAZING!!! The nicest buttercream I have tasted! Perfect! Thankyou!

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  • I've been wanting a recipe

    Submitted by i love to cook on 16. January 2016 - 21:00.

    I've been wanting a recipe like this one. It's perfect! Thanks so much.

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