Honey Buttercream Frosting


High Altitude Homemade Ingredients | Published March 28, 2024 by Mimi Council

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Learn how to make buttercream with honey! This easy honey buttercream is light, sweet, and perfect for topping cakes and cupcakes, or filling sandwich cookies! 

If you’re looking for more easy frosting recipes, be sure to check out some of my other favorites like 2 Ingredient Chocolate Ganache Frosting, Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting, or Whipped Cream Frosting

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Why You'll Love This Recipe

Buttercream with Honey: This classic recipe for vanilla buttercream with honey goes with so many flavor profiles. You can use this to top any of your favorite cakes, cupcakes, brownies, or cookies.

Light & Sweet: This easy honey buttercream frosting is light and sweet. If you like vanilla frosting, but want a little something more, then you will want to learn how to make buttercream with honey!

Easy: This easy honey buttercream is so simple! This is a classic American buttercream recipe with the addition of honey. It whips up in your stand mixer in just a few minutes and it’s ready to use!

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Ingredients

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Florida Crystals Organic Powdered Sugar

Organic Raw Honey

Simply Organic Vanilla Extract

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Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Stand Mixer

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Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, powdered sugar, honey, and vanilla extract.

Step 2

Mix on low until combined, then speed mixer up to high and mix for 1 to 2 minutes or until light and fluffy.

Step 3

Use on cake, cupcakes, cookies, and more.

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How to Use Honey Buttercream Frosting

Snack Cakes 

This frosting recipe is a perfect topping for an 8×8-inch snack cake or a 9×9-inch snack cake. You can also use this Honey Buttercream for an 8-inch round or 9-inch round one layer cake. 

Layer Cakes 

This Honey Buttercream Frosting recipe can be used for layer cakes. This recipe will be enough for a two layer 6-inch cake or a three layer 6-inch cake. If you have a 8-inch or 9-inch layer cake, you should double the recipe.  

Cupcakes 

This recipe will frost a dozen cupcakes. If you’re making more, you can double or triple it by hitting the 2x or 3x button on the recipe card. 

Loaf Cakes 

You can use this Honey Buttercream to frost your favorite loaf cake. It would be delicious with a lemon loaf, chocolate loaf, vanilla loaf, or even an orange loaf!

Cookies 

This recipe will be good for about one batch of cookies. It will frost about 2 dozen small cookies or 1 dozen large cookies. You can also use it to fill sandwich cookies, it will fill about 12 to 18 small sandwich cookies. 

Brownies or Blondies 

If you want to add some sweetness to your brownies or blondes, this easy Honey Buttercream Frosting recipe is perfect for topping brownies. This recipe is the perfect amount for a brownie recipe made in a 9-inch or 8-inch pan. If you’re making a 9×13-inch pan of brownies, you should double the recipe. 

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FAQ's

Do I need to use raw honey?

No, this recipe will work any sort of honey you prefer. I always prefer raw honey as it has more health benefits to honey that has been heated, and I always call out exactly what I use in recipes! But feel free to use any honey you like. 

What can I use this frosting for?

You can use this easy Honey Buttercream Frosting recipe for everything from cakes to cupcakes and cookies to brownies! Anywhere that frosting is used, you could use this! 

How should I store buttercream frosting?

If you have extra frosting, store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. 

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Honey Buttercream Frosting

Mimi Council
Learn how to make buttercream with honey! This easy Honey Buttercream Frosting recipe can be used for cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and more!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Makes 12 servings
Calories 294 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, powdered sugar, honey, and vanilla extract.
  • Mix on low until combined, then speed mixer up to high and mix for 1 to 2 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  • Use on cake or cupcakes.

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Notes

High Altitude — Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 294kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 0.2gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 122mgPotassium: 8mgFiber: 0.01gSugar: 40gVitamin A: 471IUVitamin C: 0.02mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.04mg
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