Desserts & Baking

Condensed milk buttercream

10 minutes

This buttercream has a wonderful flavour and requires no icing sugar - just butter and condensed milk. Use as you would a normal butter icing.

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  • 230 g butter, softened
  • 1 x 397 g can condensed milk

Beat the butter and condensed milk together until soft and creamy. Make sure that the butter isn't too warm otherwise it will split. If it does, put it in the fridge until cool, then beat again. You can add food colouring if you like and ice as desired. You can also add a few tablespoons of cocoa to make a chocolate buttercream.

To create complex muted colours, add a tiny bit of brown food colouring to other colours. Alternatively, a little cocoa powder will do the trick.

Want to use it in the fancy petal cake motif above? Check out our guide on how to ice a petal cake.

Abigail Donnelly

Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly

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    Lois Carol Wessels
    30 June 2021

    Thank you sounds perfect will try it soon, Not worrying about kilojoules!

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