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Simple, Super-Easy Gluten-Free Buttercream Icing

Simple, Super-Easy Gluten-Free Buttercream Icing

Simple, Super-Easy Gluten-Free Buttercream Icing----

In the gluten free world of cake and cupcakes, icing reins as queen! It is the yin and yang, one cannot exist without the other. Nothing tops off a delicious gluten-free cake like icing.


  • 6 cups confectioners 10x sugar, sifted
  • 2 cups salted butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons gf vanilla, or other gf flavor of your choice
  • 8 tablespoons gf  non-dairy creamer, warmed

Remember, sifting the confectioners sugar is the key to non clumpy icing.


  • Begin by beating the salted butter in a mixer with the paddle attachment on medium speed until the butter looks "whipped."
  • Stop the mixer then add the sifted confectioners sugar. Make sure to cover your mixer with a towel before you start your mixer on the lowest speed for 2 minutes. This keeps the sugar from dusting the kitchen (and you).
  • Add gf vanilla and gf non-dairy creamer and beat for 6 minutes on medium speed.

VOILA!! The icing done! 

  • Thicker icing? Add confectioners sugar one tablespoon at a time.
  • Thinner icing? Add gf non-dairy creamer one tablespoon at a time.
  • Festive icing? (Ours is St. Patrick's Day green), add your choice of food coloring.
  • Flavored icing? Add your choice of non-dairy creamer, we like Hazelnut.

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