In the world of gluten free baking, the icing takes the cake! Our easy homemade buttercream frosting is outrageously delicious and oh-so-important for perfecting your cupcakes, cakes, and what have you.
Our guide to gluten free homemade buttercream frosting will take your baking to the next level We’ll share our tips and tricks for getting the perfect consistency, flavor, and color every time. So whether you’re a novice or a pro, this guide is sure to help you take your gluten free baking to new heights!
Ready to get started? Let’s get frosted!
Homemade Buttercream Frosting – Why Homemade?
There’s nothing quite like some fresh homemade buttercream frosting. The soft, velvety, and smooth texture is perfect for spreading on cakes and cupcakes. Not to mention, it’s pretty darn delicious too!
The key to creating the perfect buttercream frosting is all in the technique. With a few simple tips and tricks, you’ll be whipping up batches of this stuff like a pro in no time!
So, without further ado, let’s get started on our guide to gluten free homemade buttercream frosting.
Homemade Buttercream Frosting Recipe
Pair our homemade buttercream frosting with your favorite gluten free chocolate cupcake – it’s a match made in heaven! It won’t take long to whip this up, so gather your ingredients and let’s go!
1 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
3 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3-4 tablespoons milk or cream
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the softened butter on medium speed until it resembles whipped butter
- Stop the mixer and add in the sifted sugar. Be sure to sift the sugar for a finer final consistency
- Cover your mixer bowl to prevent sugar from poofing out all over your kitchen and turn the mixer on to low for 30 seconds to 1 minute
- Increase speed to medium and add salt, vanilla, and half 2 tablespoons of milk. Beat for about 3 minutes
- Evaluate the consistency of the icing – if it’s too thick, add more milk and beat for additional time. If it’s too thin, add more sifted sugar. Repeat until the frosting is the desired consistency
- If desired, add food coloring to change the color of your buttercream frosting
And voila! You just made homemade buttercream frosting.
Gluten Free Cupcake and Gluten Free Cake Mix Recommendations
We are huge fans of Bob’s Red Mill gluten free cake mixes. Try the Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Chocolate Cake mix to pair with this delicious homemade buttercream frosting. It’s a total cinch to make and comes out moist and fluffy every time!
Frequently Asked Questions about Homemade Buttercream Frosting
- Q: Can I use salted butter for this recipe?
- A: We recommend using unsalted butter so that you can control the amount of salt in the recipe. If you only have salted butter on hand, you can omit the additional 1/4 teaspoon of salt called for in the recipe.
- Q: My frosting is too runny, what can I do?
- A: If your frosting is too runny, simply add more sifted confectioners’ sugar until it reaches the desired consistency.
- Q: My frosting is too thick, what can I do?
- A: If your frosting is too thick, add more milk or cream 1 tablespoon at a time until it reaches the desired consistency.
- Q: Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
- A: Yes! This recipe can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Simply allow the buttercream to come to room temperature and re-whip before using.
- Q: Can I freeze this recipe?
- A: Yes! This recipe can also be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge and re-whip before using.
We hope you enjoyed our guide to making gluten free homemade buttercream frosting! With these tips and tricks, you’ll be a pro in no time! Be sure to check out our other baking guides for more helpful tips on creating delicious gluten free treats.
What’s your favorite thing to bake with buttercream frosting? Happy baking!
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