Cane & Keto Buttercream Frosting ☁️
i.e two ways ✌🏿
Full disclosure, we
aren’t weren’t buttercream people. More like remove-the-frosting-from-the-cake sort of peeps.
That is until last week, when we discovered this frosting (a tip from a friend, tyvm). And no, we didn’t discover black thread, but we did take the time to choose the ingredients wisely and give real buttercream a try.
We went old school. And booooy where we surprised. As in lick-the-whole-bowl-after-frosting surprised. 👅
So we made it twice, with cane and stevia (keto).
The ratios are fairly standard. With fairly equal amounts of butter, cream cheese and sugar going in. And of course, a dash of great vanilla is a must.
The trick, it seems, is simply to procure the right ingredients. Check them out. Quite simple, but totally obvious when you think about it.
Plus, this cream cheese variant is much less finicky than the all-butter and eggs version.
The Butter 🌾🐄
You are eating the butter raw, so going organic and grass-fed really is a must here. Because, aside from the taste being 1,34049 times better, grass-fed butter has a completely different nutritional profile to regular butter.
It is loaded with Vitamin-K2 (which de-calcifies your arteries), anti-inflammatory fatty acid called butyrate, among many other perks.
So if you have to choose just one product to splurge on, this is it.
The Cream Cheese 🧀
Again, procuring an organic or artisanal cream cheese is more ideal than your regular variety (i.e. Philadelphia). But not completely necessary.
During our trial runs we tried the buttercream with organic and Philadelphia (supermarket ran out of organic), and the difference was not as pronounced as with the butter. So take your pick.
The Sweetener 🍯
We had a few trial runs here, and more losses than successes. So right off the bat let’s just say that you really do want powdered sugar here, be it cane sugar, stevia or erythritol.
For some inexplicable reason, neither honey nor maple syrup the job done right. And don’t even get us started on liquid stevia of any form…
So, whether you’re doing the cane sugar or the keto version, forget your store-bought powdered sugar. Get your blender out, make sure it’s dry, and process evaporated cane juice or Pyure until powdered. Just make sure you wait a few moments for the dust to settle before opening the blender or food processor.
Feel free to read up on our picks for the 10 best low-carb natural sweeteners.
We are huge fans of Nielsen-Massey’s Madagascar vanilla for this frosting. And for pretty much every baked good, it’s seriously the best stuff.
Now all you need is the gluten free carrot cake. Or how about some suuuper tender and moist keto pumpkin spice cupcakes?
Keto Buttercream Frosting From Scratch ☁️
A lick-straight-from-the-bowl keto buttercream frosting.
Add the butter, cream cheese, and vanilla extract to a bowl. Cream the mixture with an electric mixer until evenly combined and super smooth. Start by adding just two tablespoons of Pyure, adding more if necessary to taste. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
*Or powdered Pyure. Though note that we find Pyure to be quite sweet (despite it technically being just twice as sweet as sugar). So ground it up in your blender or food processor, and add it little by little to taste!
Cane Buttercream Frosting From Scratch ☁️
A lick-straight-from-the-bowl buttercream frosting.
Add the butter, cream cheese, powdered cane juice and vanilla extract to a bowl. Cream the mixture with an electric mixer until evenly combined and super smooth. Cover and refrigerate until needed.
Get your blender out, make sure it's dry, and process evaporated cane juice until powdered. Just make sure you wait a few moments for the dust to settle before opening the blender or food processor.