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A versatile buttercream, which can be used to fill, frost or mixed with other ingredients. It hits just the right craving.
Prep Time5 mins
Whipping Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Filling & Frosting


  • 300 gram unsalted butter softened at room temperature
  • 450 gram confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract optional
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee powder optional
  • 2 tbsp boiling water
  • food coloring optional


  • Dissolve coffee in boiling water. Allow it to cool.
  • In a large bowl beat butter & sugar on slow speed until the sugar has blended in. This will keep the sugar from jumping out of the bowl. Then switch to medium & beat for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add almond extract & coffee mixture. If you are adding color, this is the stage to add color as well. Continue to beat for another minute. If frosting is too thick you can add milk or heavy cream till desired consistency is reached.


This quantity of buttercream is sufficient for filling and frosting a 1kg Cake. With barely a spoon leftover.