1. a vanilla-flavored cake frosting or filling made principally of softened butter and powdered sugar.
  2. a similar mixture used as a filling for bonbons or to flavor ice cream.

Origin of buttercream

First recorded in 1950–55; butter + cream
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Contemporary Examples of buttercream

  • The result is lighter than buttercream but more intense than marshmallow.

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