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Syrup-flavored Buttercream

This buttercream recipe works perfectly with our waffle crumble.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, slightly cool
  • 250 grams powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp clear vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tsp syrup (any kind)
  • 1/2 tsp butter extract (optional) (If you use butter vanilla extract, omit the vanilla.)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp heavy whipping cream


  • Place butter in bowl of mixer and attach flat paddle beater. Mix on medium speed until butter breaks up and is starting to look smooth.
  • Add vanilla and salt; mix for 30 seconds until combined. If you decide to add butter flavoring, omit the vanilla.
  • Add in heavy whipping cream.
  • Measure powdered sugar on scale. Slowly add powdered sugar to mixer, one cup at a time.
  • PRO TIP: Start the mixer speed back up slowly after adding the cup of powdered sugar, otherwise, you'll be doing some cleaning, too.
  • Once ingredients are all mixed, turn the mixer to medium high and set timer for five minutes.
  • Flavor or color the buttercream to your preference.
Keyword buttercream, syrup