With only four simple ingredients and 20 short minutes, this sweet and creamy cannabis buttercream frosting will enhance any cake, muffin, or pastry experience. Here you will find step-by-step pictures and many different infusion options.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

Just like any of my edible recipes, this creamy and sweet edible delight is out of this world good. I mean, it’s simply impossible not to lick the spoon.

With the notes of vanilla and creamy smooth texture, you’ll want to smother every dessert in this frosting. And, this is such a simple recipe to make.

My Well With Cannabis Community loves marijuana edibles and what screams edible like a sweet dessert?

In this post, you will find this cannabis buttercream frosting recipe, the best way to make it (all the expert tips), and a fully answered FAQ section so you can make this recipe perfect the first time.


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Ingredient Notes

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  • Cannabutter: This ingredient is what will infuse your cannabis frosting, but you can also use the alternative options listed below.
  • Powdered sugar: Required to sweeten up the frosting in this edible recipe, try not to replace this with white sugar or brown sugar. You can, however, make cannabis powdered sugar.
  • Vanilla extract: This is a great way to add flavor to your frosting recipe, but you’re not limited to just vanilla. You can try coconut, almond, lemon, or raspberry extracts as well.
  • Heavy whipping cream: This heavy cream will create the desired light and fluffy mixture.
  • Food coloring (optional): I used green food coloring, but use any color you would like. Natural work here, too.

Note: a complete list of ingredients with amounts and printable instructions is located in the recipe card below.

Step-by-Step Instructions

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  • Step 1 – If you haven’t already, prepare the cannabutter (or any other infusion option listed below).
  • Step 2 – In a stand mixer (electric mixer or hand mixer with a whisk and a large mixing bowl), mix the sugar and butter.
  • Step 3 – Mix on low speed until the sugar and butter are well blended.
  • Step 4 – Increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
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  • Step 5 – Add the vanilla and the cream to the bowl and continue to beat on medium speed for one more minute, adding more cream if needed for an easier spreading consistency
  • Step 6 – If using, add food coloring now and mix.
  • Step 7 – Once your desired consistency is achieved, turn off the mixer.
  • Step 8 –  Use immediately or store if needed.

Note: complete step-by-step printable instructions are located in the recipe card below.

Storage Instructions

For the best outcome, try to use this frosting as soon as possible. However, if you have extra to store, you can store it in an air-tight bag or container for up to 3 days, but you will want to return the frosting to room temperature before attempting to frost anything.

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Alternate Cannabis Infusion Options

As with all things edibles, there is more than one way to infuse something. Below we will explore all of the different ways you could infuse this recipe.

Cannabis Butter

Cannabutter really is the star of this recipe. You can make it in the crockpot or Instant Pot. Cannabis coconut oil may work, but I haven’t tried it myself to know for sure. I would not recommend using a liquid oil like MCT oil or vegetable oil here.

Cannabis Sugar

Did you know you can make cannabis-infused sugar? Or that you can turn that sugar into powdered sugar to be used in this recipe? Get the step-by-step instructions here.

Cannabis Cream

While we’re only using a small amount in this recipe, you can use cannabis-infused heavy cream in this recipe.

Cannabis Concentrates

Concentrates like distillate and FECO are a great way to up the potency of this vanilla frosting. Simply mix your concentrate with the butter during the mixing process.

Cannabis Tinctures

You will not want to use an alcohol-based tincture in this recipe. If you have a Green or Golden dragon tincture that you want to use, be sure to evaporate all of the alcohol first until it reaches FECO consistency.

Notes and Expert Tips

  • Use a stand or electric mixer for the best results
  • Feel free to swap out the teaspoon of vanilla extract for other flavors like mint, coconut, almond, raspberry or orange
  • To make a chocolate frosting, add a few teaspoons of cocoa powder
  • For added fun, decorate your final product with a marijuana leaf or other decor
  • Feel free to use this same method to create a cannabis-infused cream cheese frosting

Frequently Asked Questions

Cannabis buttercream frosting can be brand new to even the most seasoned cannabis consumer, so here are some of the most common FAQs I get asked about this recipe from my Well With Cannabis Community.

What are some ideas to use this frosting on?

Brownies, cakes, cupcakes, muffins, waffles, pancakes, cookies (sugar cookies are delicious with this frosting), and donuts

Can I use cannabis coconut oil instead of the cannabutter?

I would recommend using the cannabutter since the consistency may change if substituted with coconut oil. I have not personally tried it, but if you have found success, please let me know!

Will consuming THC in this recipe appear in a drug test?

If the drug test, tests for THC in the cannabis plant then yes. Any cannabis edibles with THC will show up in a drug test. If you need to pass a drug test, try cooking with CBD flower instead.

Will using a high-potency strain affect the taste of my frosting?

It shouldn’t! It is the terpenes and extraction method you have used that will have the biggest impact on the final taste.

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Determine The Dose

Want to get a more accurate guesstimate of the potency of your cannabis infusions and extractions? Try my popular edibles dosage calculator. Not sure what your perfect dose is? Learn more here.

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Cannabis Buttercream Frosting

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With only four simple ingredients and 20 short minutes, this sweet and creamy cannabis buttercream frosting will enhance any cake, muffin, or pastry experience. Here you will find step-by-step pictures and many different infusion options.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 48 tablespoons

Equipment

  • Stand Mixer

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup Bliss cannabutter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 5 drops green food coloring optional

Instructions 

  • If you haven't already prepare the cannabutter in a crockpot or instant pot.
  • In a stand mixer with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter. 
  • Mix on low speed until well blended.
  •  Increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
  • Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency. 
  •  If using, add food coloring now and mix.
  • Once your desired consistency is achieved, turn off the mixer.
  • Frost immediately or store in the refridgerator if needed.

Notes

Yield: Makes approximately 3 cups, or 48 tablespoons. 
Storage Instructions: For the best outcome, try to use this frosting as soon as possible. However, if you have extra to store, you can store it in an air-tight bag or container for up to 3 days, but you will want to return the frosting to room temperature before attempting to frost anything.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tablespoon, Calories: 65kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 2mg, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 127IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 2mg, Iron: 1mg

Additional Info

Course: Sides & Snacks
Cuisine: Cannabis Infused
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