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Creme Fraiche Frosting in a red Kitchenaid mixer

Crème Fraîche Frosting

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This 3-ingredient frosting recipe offers an undeniable tange and a smooth, silky consistency. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Dish Type Frosting
Cooking Style Baking
Ingredient creme fraiche
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 12 servings
Author Amy Reiley


  • 4 oz unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup creme fraiche
  • 2-2 1/2 cup powdered sugar sifted


  • Remove the creme fraiche from the refrigerator. (If the creme fraiche is too cold, it can cause the butter mixture to break.)
  • Beat the softened butter in the bowl of an electric mixer on medium speed until it is fluffy.
  • Add the creme fraiche. Continue to mix until the creme fraiche is fully incorporated and the frosting looks creamy.
  • Add the sifted powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, with the mixture on low. Continue to add the powdered sugar until you’ve added 2 cups. If it is not at your desired thickness, continue to added powdered sugar, 1/4 cup at a time up to 2 1/2 cups. (The final frosting will be slightly softer than buttercream.)
  • Mix on medium speed until the frosting is completely smooth.