- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
Russian Buttercream Frosting
Prep: 5 min
Yield: 3 cups
This incredibly rich and silky buttercream has been popular in Eastern Europe for generations. The sweetened condensed milk makes it surprisingly less sweet than most American buttercreams. Customize the flavor by adding cocoa powder, peanut butter powder or extracts such as almond, peppermint or coffee flavored.
- Whisk butter in an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until pale and fluffy. Reduce speed to medium-low, add vanilla and salt and mix until incorporated.
- Increase speed to medium and slowly add sweetened condensed milk, 1/4 of the can at a time. Scrape down the bowl after each addition.
- Kitchen Tips:
- Variations: Whip in different flavor additions at the end, such as 1 cup sifted cocoa powder; 1 cup peanut butter powder; or substitute almond, peppermint, coffee or other extracts in place of the vanilla extract.
- Double this recipe to make enough to frost a 2-layer, 8-inch cake.
- Make sure butter and condensed milk are the same temperature.
- If buttercream breaks, place the bowl in the refrigerator for 15 minutes and then re-whip it. Chill it a second time if it is still too loose, or add confectioners’ sugar to the buttercream 1/4 cup at a time until it reaches desired consistency.
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I am definitely trying this recipe!
Can I get a copy of the Happy Days Cake please.
Hi Cathy, Swans Down Celebration Cake is the renamed Happy Days Cake. Here’s a link https://swansdown.com/recipes/celebration-cake/ Happy Baking!
Hello, Can you email the recipe for Happy Days Cake, please? Thanks!
Hi Tonya, Check your gmail we sent you the Happy Day Cake recipe. Happy Baking!
Hello, are you able to do this recipe with chocolate? If so can you provide me the recipe 🙂
Thank you and have a blessed day,
Hi Norma, In the Kitchen Tips of the recipe it offers a variation for Chocolate. Just add 1 cup of sifted cocoa powder to the whipped butter before adding the condensed milk. Let us know if you try it. Happy Baking!
Does this need to be stored in refridgerator after cake is frosted ?
Hi Roxann, Cakes frosted with Russian Buttercream Frosting do not require refrigeration. It should do fine at room temperature. Happy Baking!
Hello can you please email me this?
Hi Dionne, Please check your inbox. Happy Baking!
Hi can you please email me the recipe for happy days cake.
Hi Isabel, Recipe should be in your inbox. Happy Baking!