White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This quick and easy 2 ingredient white chocolate buttercream frosting is rich, creamy and fluffy. It’s great for piping cupcakes and frosting cakes.

Today’s EASY white chocolate buttercream frosting recipe is going to knock your socks off!

I was introduced to this frosting a few months ago at a very small community carnival with games, food and a lot of other family activities.

Obviously, I found a stall of cupcakes and bought a few to enjoy 🙂

One of them had the most AMAZING frosting ever!

The best part was that the lady who made the cupcakes happily SHARED her recipe so that I can share with all of you.

She was so SWEET and told me that it’s just a simple 2 ingredient white chocolate buttercream frosting.


ebook by cakewhiz

All you need is butter and white chocolate!


I think my reaction was: WHATTTT?! lol.

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This white chocolate frosting is:

  • Rich
  • Creamy
  • Fluffy
  • Sweet
  • Easy to make with just 2 ingredients!
  • Holds its shape and pipes really well!

Here are some TIPS for making PERFECT white chocolate buttercream frosting:

  • There is NO powdered sugar in this recipe. Please do not add it since that will change the texture and flavor of this frosting.
  • Your frosting is only as good as the ingredients you use. Use GOOD QUALITY white chocolate. It makes a big difference!
  • You MUST refrigerate this mixture overnight (about 6 hours) or until everything becomes solid.
  • This frosting has a very subtle off-whitish color but I have noticed that the color is whiter when I use different brands of chocolate chips and butter. Some brands have a lighter color, I guess.  Anyways, you can also tint this frosting in any other color, using oil-based candy colors. DO NOT use liquid food coloring or basic gel coloring! They can cause the chocolate to seize and ruin the texture.
  • Refrigerate leftover icing and use within 1 week.
  • Remember that you would need to re-whip the leftover frosting to make it fluffy again.

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Here are some common questions and answers about this frosting…

How to make easy white chocolate buttercream frosting and filling?
The process is very simple. You melt butter and white chocolate chips together, chill the mixture until it solidifies and whip until mixture fluffy. This works great as a frosting or filling for cakes and cupcakes. It’s also a great filling for macarons.

Can you use white chocolate buttercream frosting for wedding cake? Wedding cupcakes?
Yes, the color of this frosting is perfect for wedding cakes. However, I DON’T recommend using it on a cake that will be exposed to hot and humid weather conditions (outdoor wedding).

Can you use white chocolate buttercream for decorating/ decoration and piping?
Yes. Since this frosting is firm and holds its shape, it’s excellent for cake decorating and cupcake decorating and piping all sorts of designs.

How to use use white chocolate buttercream for under fondant?
You can use this frosting just like any other frosting under fondant. However, do not use it on cakes that will be served outdoors and exposed to hot and humid weather conditions. This frosting is not suitable/stable for those conditions.

How to make frosting without icing sugar or powdered sugar? Did you forget that in your recipe?
You are in luck! This recipe is made without icing sugar or powdered sugar. It’s not necessary at all.

How to store white chocolate buttercream icing? How long does white chocolate buttercream last?
Store frosting in a plastic container with a tight lid in the fridge for up to 1 week. Remember that you would need to re-whip this frosting to make it fluffy again.

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Since this frosting is very SWEET, I recommend pairing it with cupcakes that are not too sweet.

Try some of these FAVORITE cupcake recipes from my blog:

Best chocolate cupcakes

Vegan chocolate cupcakes

Favorite vanilla cupcakes

Mocha cupcakes

Sugar free chocolate cupcakes

Coconut orange cupcakes

Chocolate cherry cupcakes

If you like trying different flavors of buttercream frostings, try some of these recipes from my blog:

Orange buttercream icing

Mocha frosting

Chocolate buttercream icing

American buttercream frosting

Mango frosting

Seedless strawberry frosting

Healthy coconut cream chocolate frosting

Best cream cheese frosting

Seven minute frosting

Royal icing (dries hard, perfect for cookie decorating)

Glace icing (dries hard, perfect for cookie decorating)


White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Cups
Calories: 1298 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz
This quick and easy 2 ingredient white chocolate buttercream frosting is rich, creamy and fluffy. It's great for piping cupcakes and frosting cakes.


  • 2 cups Butter Unsalted
  • 2 cups White chocolate chips


  1. Place a non-stick saucepan over low heat and add chocolate chips and butter.
  2. Keep mixing while everything is melting. The butter and chocolate will start to separate and look very odd but don't worry.
  3. Once everything has melted, remove the saucepan from heat and let it cool down for 30 minutes.
  4. Now, refrigerate for 6 hours or until everything solidifies.
  5. Then, remove saucepan from the fridge and let it sit on the countertop at room temperature for about 20 minutes.
  6. Whip it for about 3 minutes (using a hand-held mixer or a stand mixer) until frosting is light and fluffy. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

- Read my tips above.
- Refrigerate leftover frosting and use within 1 week.
- Remember that you would need to re-whip the leftover frosting to make it fluffy again.

Nutrition Facts
White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1298 Calories from Fat 1080
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 120g 185%
Saturated Fat 75g 375%
Cholesterol 262mg 87%
Sodium 891mg 37%
Potassium 284mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 53g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 57.3%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 20.6%
Iron 1.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Well, that’s all for today.

Until next time, tata my lovelies!


  1. Holli

    January 20, 2017 at 12:29 am

    Hello! Thanks for sharing your recipe! I am looking for a white frosting recipe that wasn’t your typical vanilla. I want to attempt this but was wondering about how many cupcakes this recipe will frost?

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      January 20, 2017 at 2:05 am

      That depends on what type of design you are doing on your cupcakes. If you are just frosting with a spatula, you can easily frost 24 cupcakes. However, if you are piping those really tall swirls on cupcakes, you will probably get about 18 cupcakes. Hope this helps. Let me know how it goes 🙂

      1. Holli

        January 21, 2017 at 11:31 pm

        I does help! Thank you! Trying them out next weekend!


    April 18, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Can I use a mixture of chocolate and white chocolate chips if I don’t have enough of one to use alone?

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      April 19, 2017 at 12:21 am

      You can but the flavor would be different and it would no longer be white obviously…heheh.

  3. Sherry

    August 29, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Does this crust well?

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      September 5, 2017 at 10:14 am

      It doesn’t crust as well as my American buttercream frosting.

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