Easy-as-cake buttercream icing

    17 min

    A simpler buttercream recipe cannot be found - margarine, butter, sugar and milk, boiled then whipped together into a light, fluffy icing.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 180ml milk
    • 210g butter or margarine, softened
    • 200g caster sugar

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:2min  ›  Ready in:17min 

    1. Pour milk into a saucepan and bring to just a simmer. Be careful, if it starts to boil it will quickly boil over.
    2. Meanwhile, combine the butter or margarine and sugar in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until light. When the milk is heated, gradually drizzle in the hot milk, while continuing to whip until light and fluffy.

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    This doesn't work. The hot milk melts the butter & it's all turns into a sloppy mess. Not sure where I went wrong here, but won't be trying it again.  -  08 May 2014


    It is a very good recipe. It tastes good and is easy to make it took me less than 17 minutes witch is the time it is supposed to take u  -  27 Apr 2014


    This offers an excellent alternative to icing sugar, in some ways even better than normal icing as it is lighter as less sweet. I would agree about using slightly less milk than the recipe suggests.  -  18 Jul 2015