Nothing completes a cake better than a sweet butter cream frosting. And with a touch of toasty hazelnut, this butter cream frosting will top off your next batch of baked goods with a punch of creamy flavor. So whether you choose chocolate or vanilla, cupcakes or bundts, this easy hazelnut butter cream frosting is the perfect finish to any confection.
1/3 cup butter
2 tablespoons hazelnut liqueur, such as Frangelico
3 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons half-and-half
Cream butter with an electric mixer at medium speed. Add Frangelico. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, alternating with half-and-half, beginning and ending with powdered sugar. Beat until mixture reaches spreading consistency.
Peppermint Buttercream Frosting: Follow the frosting instructions above, but replace the Frangelico with 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract and add additional half-and-half, if necessary.