Amazing Walnut Buttercream Frosting

Amazing Walnut Buttercream Frosting

Buttercream is a classic frosting, loved by many. It is versatile and can be made with many different flavors, making it a great frosting for any dessert. This walnut buttercream frosting is a unique twist on a classic frosting that will bring your desserts up a notch.

Walnut buttercream frosting is commonly paired with walnut cake; however, it also goes great with chocolate, yellow, carrot and spice cakes. It can also be added to brownies and cookies to give them a delicious nutty flavor. This walnut buttercream frosting is easy to make and requires no prior baking experience.

This a great frosting to make with spices cakes during fall or winter seasons. It has just the right amount of walnuts to get a nice taste and slight crunch in the texture. Walnuts make a great addition to this already delicious buttercream frosting recipe.

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What is Walnut Cake and Walnut Buttercream Frosting?

Walnut cake is a traditional English dessert that can be made in sponge or coffee cake form. Walnut cake is made with chopped walnuts in the batter, that give the cake texture and flavor.

It is often made with coffee or maple, which compliments the taste of walnuts. Walnut cake can also include spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. It is a popular dessert enjoyed during traditional teatime.

What is Walnut Cake and Walnut Buttercream Frosting?

Walnut cake is often paired with a walnut buttercream frosting, but walnut cream cheese frosting and swiss meringue buttercream are also popular frostings used. Walnut buttercream includes finely chopped walnuts, to give the frosting a nice texture and subtle nut taste.

Benefits of Walnuts

Walnuts are a popular addition to many dessert recipes. They are used for their pleasant taste and delectable texture. Not only do walnuts have a delicious taste, but they also have several health benefits.

Black and English are the most common types of walnuts. They both grow off trees and are the edible seeds of the fruits bared by the walnut tree. They have been eaten for thousands of years by people and are one of the most popular types of nuts.

Walnuts are full of healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They are rich in antioxidants, more than any other common nuts. Walnuts can also help regulate healthy gut and support healthy brain function.

Benefits of Walnuts

Walnuts have even been proven to help you manage your weight and lower your blood pressure. They even are believed to help reduce the risk of some cancers when eaten on a regular basis. They are one of the healthiest foods you can eat thanks to all their nutritious benefits.

Though adding walnuts to your frosting or dessert doesn’t make it healthy, it does provide a great taste and consistency. Walnuts on their own make a healthy snack that comes with several benefits. However, it is important to make sure that you and anyone you know doesn’t have a walnut allergy before serving a dish with walnuts in it, as some people have severe nut allergies.

What You Need to Make This Recipe

To make this walnut buttercream frosting recipe, you will need:

To prepare this frosting, you will need a large mixing bowl, an electric mixer and a mesh strainer.

Step by Step Instructions To Make This Walnut Buttercream Frosting

Step One: Chop the Walnuts

Chop the walnuts finely, so they are in small pieces.

Step by Step Instructions To Make This Walnut Buttercream Frosting

Step Two: Mix Walnuts and Milk

In a large bowl, mix the walnuts and milk together.

Step Three: Sift the Powdered Sugar

Using a mesh strainer, gradually sift the powdered sugar, adding it to the walnut and milk mix.

Step by Step Instructions To Make This Walnut Buttercream Frosting Powdered Sugar

Step Four: Beat in the Butter

Using an electric mixer, gradually beat in the butter into the mixture. Beat all the ingredients until the frosting has reached a smooth and soft consistency.

Tips and Tricks

Getting walnuts finely chopped by hand can be a painstaking process. When chopping walnuts by hand, it can be tricky to chop them without them flying away and you risk accidentally cutting yourself. Though you can finely chop the walnuts with a knife and cutting board, there are also some less stressful and easier ways to get the job done.

Using a food processor can make chopping walnuts more efficient. Simply add the walnuts to the food processor and pulse the walnuts until they reach a fine consistency. Be sure to not use other settings, as you may end up with powder if you don’t pay attention.

You can also use a pastry cutter to easily and quickly chop walnuts. The pastry cutter will allow you to finely chop your walnuts without the worry of accidentally cutting your hand.

Step by Step Instructions To Make This Walnut Buttercream Frosting Tips and Tricks

Some people prefer their walnuts to be toasted. Luckily, you can easily toast your own walnuts. Simply heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake the walnuts on a cookie tray for eight to ten minutes.

Make sure that your butter is softened before making the frosting. Adding cold butter can cause the frosting to not reach the proper consistency and may cause it to curdle. You also want to make sure your butter is not melted, as it may cause the frosting to be runny.

Since this frosting is a buttercream, it can last two to three days at room temperature if it is covered. After that, the frosting should be stored in the fridge in an airtight container. This frosting can be stored in the fridge for up to a week and in the freezer for up to six months.

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Amazing Walnut Buttercream Frosting

Buttercream is a classic frosting, loved by many. It is versatile and can be made with many different flavors, making it a great frosting for any dessert. This walnut buttercream frosting is a unique twist on a classic frosting that will bring your desserts up a notch.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Amazing Walnut Buttercream Frosting
Servings: 20
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter softened
  • 1 oz. walnuts finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Instructions

  • Step One: Chop the Walnuts
  • Chop the walnuts finely, so they are in small pieces.
  • Step Two: Mix Walnuts and Milk
  • In a large bowl, mix the walnuts and milk together.
  • Step Three: Sift the Powdered Sugar
  • Using a mesh strainer, gradually sift the powdered sugar, adding it to the walnut and milk mix.
  • Step Four: Beat in the Butter
  • Using an electric mixer, gradually beat in the butter into the mixture. Beat all the ingredients until the frosting has reached a smooth and soft consistency.

Notes

  • Getting walnuts finely chopped by hand can be a painstaking process. When chopping walnuts by hand, it can be tricky to chop them without them flying away and you risk accidentally cutting yourself. Though you can finely chop the walnuts with a knife and cutting board, there are also some less stressful and easier ways to get the job done.
  • Using a food processor can make chopping walnuts more efficient. Simply add the walnuts to the food processor and pulse the walnuts until they reach a fine consistency. Be sure to not use other settings, as you may end up with powder if you don’t pay attention.
  • You can also use a pastry cutter to easily and quickly chop walnuts. The pastry cutter will allow you to finely chop your walnuts without the worry of accidentally cutting your hand.
  • Some people prefer their walnuts to be toasted. Luckily, you can easily toast your own walnuts. Simply heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake the walnuts on a cookie tray for eight to ten minutes.
  • Make sure that your butter is softened before making the frosting. Adding cold butter can cause the frosting to not reach the proper consistency and may cause it to curdle. You also want to make sure your butter is not melted, as it may cause the frosting to be runny.
  • Since this frosting is a buttercream, it can last two to three days at room temperature if it is covered. After that, the frosting should be stored in the fridge in an airtight container. This frosting can be stored in the fridge for up to a week and in the freezer for up to six months.
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A Delicious Walnut Frosting

Adding walnuts to this frosting is a simple addition that provides a great taste. This frosting is simply to make and pairs great with many desserts.

A Delicious Walnut Frosting

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