Toasted Milk Powder Buttercream

This toasted milk powder buttercream tastes just like a birthday cake! The addition of toasted milk powder adds this delicious caramel-milk flavor.

a frosted vanilla cake.

I’ve been adding toasted milk powder to everything lately, and this frosting is one of my favorite uses so far. I used it on my vanilla cake (pictured.)I stir the milk powder into heavy cream first and then beat this into the frosting. Then I let it whip for ages until it’s super light and fluffy.

I like to make a bulk amount of toasted milk powder, so it’s always ready to use! It’s really easy to do so in the oven. See how to make toasted milk powder.

You can make this buttercream in advance. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. When ready to use, bring it to room temperature and re-whip to restore its smooth consistency.

Here’s how it’s done

  1. You’ll need a stand mixer or an electric hand mixer.
toasted milk added to cream.
  1. Whisk toasted milk powder into heavy cream.
whipped butter.
  1. Beat butter in a stand mixer until light and creamy.
milk poured into icing.
  1. Add in powdered sugar, vanilla, salt and the heavy cream mixture.
whipping buttercream.
  1. Beat on low speed to combine everything.
toasted milk powder buttercream.
  1. Then switch the mixer to high speed and whip until light and fluffy.
toasted milk buttercream.
  1. Then frost your favorite cake!

Toasted Milk Buttercream FAQS

Does toasted powdered milk affect the color of the buttercream?

Toasted powdered milk can give the buttercream a slightly beige color.

What flavors pair well with toasted powdered milk buttercream?

This buttercream pairs super well with vanilla, chocolate, caramel, and almond.

Can I freeze the buttercream?

Yup, you can freeze this buttercream. Store it in an airtight container or a freezer bag for up to three months. Thaw it until it reaches room temperature before re-whipping.

How long can I leave frosted cake at room temperature?

About two days, but if the environment is particularly warm or humid, it’s best to refrigerate it.

What should I do if my buttercream is too stiff?

If your buttercream is too stiff, you can add a small amount of cream, one tablespoon at a time.

buttercream on cake.
slice of vanilla cake being taken from cake.

Toasted Milk Powder Buttercream

Elien Lewis
This toasted milk powder buttercream tastes just like a birthday cake! The addition of toasted milk powder adds this delicious caramelized-milky flavor.
It makes around 3 cups – enough to lightly frost a double-layer 8-inch cake or frost 12 cupcakes. It can easily be doubled or tripled.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Cakes, Sweet Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 297 kcal


Toasted Milk Powder Buttercream

  • 60 g heavy cream
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons toasted milk powder
  • 225 g unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 450 g powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • In a small bowl combine the cream and toasted milk powder and stir to combine.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment beat the butter until light, smooth and creamy. Add in the powdered sugar, salt, vanilla, and heavy cream mixture.
  • Whip at low speed to combine the sugar, then beat at high speed for 5-8 minutes until it is thick and fluffy. The longer you beat it, the fluffier the frosting will be.


*The cup sizes given are for US cups. Note that these are smaller than metric cup sizes. For best results, use a kitchen scale and grams.

Toasted Milk Powder

Toasted milk powder is easy to make in the oven, check out how here. 


Calories: 297kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 0.3gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 53mgPotassium: 10mgSugar: 37gVitamin A: 542IUVitamin C: 0.03mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.03mg
Keyword american buttercream, german buttercream, Toasted milk powder
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