White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting - CakeWhiz

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.

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)

5 from 1 vote

White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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


  • 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 Video

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%
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!

24 comments on “White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting”

  1. Do you think that pouring ganache over the top and letting it run down the sides would work with this?

  2. Can’t wait to try this! Does it work with white candy melts (like Wilton)? And does it have to be a non-stick pan, or does that just help? Thank you for sharing. 🙂

    • Yes, you can use candy melts. I have noticed the flavor is best when you use high quality white chocolate like Lindt or Ghiradelli. Non-stick pan prevents sticking and burning. That’s why I recommend it.

  3. Amazing!… So tasty and so simple!..
    I have to admit I wasn’t sure if it was gonna work out until I took it out the fridge and whipped it up, but it came out honestly as probably one of the best frostings I have ever used…
    I used it on my daughters birthday cake (strawberry cake) and all the guests and birthday girl loved it

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