2 Ingredient White Chocolate Buttercream

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2 Ingredient White Chocolate Buttercream is the richest, fluffiest white chocolate frosting ever!  And only 2 ingredients!

So a while back I made this 2 Ingredient Easy Chocolate Buttercream frosting. And everyone loved it and couldn’t believe how magic-y it is etc etc. But then I got a few people that were like, “no way does that actually work”.  Like I am a frosting fraud or something.

Now, I may fib to you about how many cookies I eat a day (always more) or how many sit ups I do (always less), but I will never tell a frosting untruth. It’s basically the North on my moral compass.

This frosting has 2 ingredients. Just 2. Butter and white chocolate. It was the same with the chocolate version . I don’t know how it works, but it just does people. But here’s the deal, it’s different than a traditional buttercream frosting, a little less sweet, and more silky. It’s pretty special!

The reason for today’s post, though.. is that I got a TON of inquiries on whether or not that method would work with white chocolate, or butterscotch, or even cinnamon chips. I am here because I did the experiment for you!

Yes. Yessssss. Yessssssssssss.

Totally works, y’all.

If you like white chocolate, you need to stop whatever you are doing and make this. I am going to warn you for sure, this is a leeetle different than you’re average frosting.  It’s super rich, but also totally light and fluffy.  More like a Swiss Meringue Buttercream than anything else.  But way easier.  And more fun.

2 Ingredient White Chocolate Buttercream

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Here are the ridiculously simple steps…

You’ll need 2 cups of white chocolate and 1 pound of butter.  I know, it’s a lot.

2 Ingredient White Chocolate Buttercream

Melt your butter and white chocolate in a saucepan over low heat…

2 Ingredient White Chocolate Buttercream

The white chocolate and butter will separate and look all-together unappetizing.  It’s part of the process.

2 Ingredient White Chocolate Buttercream

Chill that for a while.  I stuck mine in the fridge overnight.

When it’s solid you can take it out of the fridge…

2 Ingredient White Chocolate Buttercream

Let it sit out for a little bit, just to take the chill off, and come out of the saucepan easier.

Then plop it in your mixing bowl and whip it up…

2 Ingredient White Chocolate Buttercream

After 2-3 minutes of beating the heck out of it, it will be super fluffy…

IMG_3211And perfectly pipe-able.

Is that a word?

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Solving frosting mysteries one recipe at a time 🙂


2 Ingredient White Chocolate Buttercream


makes 4 cups of frosting


  • 1 lb (2 cups) butter
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips


  1. In a medium saucepan combine butter and white chocolate chips.
  2. Melt together over low heat, stirring. The butter and white chocolate will separate.
  3. When everything is melted remove from heat and allow to sit for 15 minutes or so. PLace saucepan in fridge and refrigerate until the mixture becomes solid, approx 3 hours. I actually let mine sit overnight.
  4. When you’re ready to prepare the frosting, remove from fridge and let it sit out at room temperature for 30 minutes or so, to take the chill off.
  5. Place entire mass into bowl of stand mixer and beat for 2-3 minutes until frosting becomes light and fluffy.
  6. Pipe or frost cupcakes or cake.


If made ahead, you can store at room temperature for up to a day. If stored for longer in fridge, you will need to whip the frosting again, as it will get solid.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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299 Responses
  1. Terri

    You are totally my hero!! If I only have unsalted butter, should I add a little salt to this? Can’t wait to try it!! Thanks for sharing!

      1. maila

        hi. i know thisnis amazing. i cant to try it. i am just wondering if its oossible to add creamcheese? when to add it, while melting or while whipping?

  2. Sarah

    Hi Shelly! Where’s the Pin button? That seems to be the only way I can add your recipes to my pinterest. I can’t wait to try this! Thanks!

    1. Shelly

      It should pop up when you hover over the photos…if that’s not coming up for some reason, at the bottom of the post there are “share” buttons and pinterest is one of them!

  3. Amy Palmer

    I have a question about whether or not to keep cold once the cakes or cupcakes are frosted. I make and deliver a lot of things but live in the hot desert so usually transport and store in my ice chest. Sometimes it is too cold and the frosting becomes hard and then melts when left out too long. I just wonder how it will hold up, especially doing a swirl on top of a cupcake…what do you think? We are talking very hot here, pretty humid and I usually have an hour’s transport time. :)It looks fabulous and being so white, I can envision some pretty pastels.

  4. wow!!! every time i want white chocolate frosting i just make a regular buttercream and add white chocolate. i’ve been wasting so much powdered sugar, haha! this looks so fantastic. i can’t wait to make it!

  5. Thanks for this recipe Shelley. Whenever I happily click on anything that says 2/3 ingredient I’m always disappointed as one of the ingredients is some box mix I don’t get here in India. Plus I always like making things from scratch. So – I was super happy to see your recipe. I don’t get white choco chips easily – but can just grate a block of white choc, I guess (unless you can actually tell me how much a cup full of chips would weigh. That would make you a complete goddess for me. :D.

    Can you also help me out with which attachment you used to beat the mix?

  6. Martha

    I am making some special lemon curd filled cupcakes for a ladies event at church. I think this would make up the delight of the cupcake. Any idea on how to make it lemon flavored as there are no lemon chips available?

    1. Jackie

      I’m probably too late to help on this, but they do make lemon chips. If you can’t find them in stores, you can order them online. I found this out because I’m a major lemon lover!

  7. Brooke

    Looks delicious! One question though: 2 cups of butter or 2 lbs? In the chocolate frosting recipe it’s 2 cups (1 lb). Just want to make sure that I don’t use an entire extra pound of butter! 🙂

    1. Shelly

      Oh Holy Heck!!! Thank you SO much for the catch! 1 pound…2 cups 🙂 That could have been a disaster!! I updated the recipe!

  8. Liz S

    How decadently delicious! I have a question- lets say I manage not to just eat this with a spoon and actually frost something with it. Should the cake be refrigerated prior to serving, say 8 hours later? Will it hold up for a couple of days at room temp? Thanks!

    1. Shelly

      It will hold up at room temperature, yes, as long as it’s not too hot. You can refrigerate it, but the frosting will get hard, so it will have to be brought up to room temp before eating!

    2. DianeMargaret M

      I refrigerated mine until the party.
      By the time we actually went to cut/eat it (you KNOW everyone wants pictures, etc.), it was perfect!!!
      I refuse to give anyone this “secret frosting recipe” too!!! LOL 😉

  9. Diane

    Just the way i like it…piped into a dish to eat ALONE!!! I will defintely have to try both the vanilla and the chocolate!!

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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