Mini chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting on cooling rack
The Underrated Buttercream That Can Be Slathered On Almost Any Dessert
Standard buttercream is great, but if you’re looking to add a unique twist to your cupcakes, cakes, and loaves of bread, white chocolate buttercream is the perfect choice.
White chocolate delivers a flavor profile that provides luxurious sweetness while also offering an aesthetically neutral slate for bakers and pastry chefs to work with.
Made up of cocoa butter, milk, sweeteners, and other flavorings, white chocolate is an ideal match for fruits, nuts, and buttery biscuits and breads.
Since white chocolate doesn’t contain cocoa solids or nibs, adding shavings of chocolate or sprinkles of chocolate chips can amplify a dessert's sweetness when frosting treats.
The velvety aspect of white chocolate can pair well with spices like cardamom and ginger, while lavender and basil can combine to make intriguing palates.
White chocolate frosting is excellent on coffee and espresso-based desserts, buttery shortbreads, and flourless chocolate cakes.
Desserts made with fruity liqueurs also go well with the velvety taste of white chocolate along with more savory recipes made with mascarpone and cream cheese.