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Roasted Chestnut Butter Frosting

Roasted chestnut butter frosting is the perfect topping for any Christmas cupcake and there is no open fire needed – although you may find yourself seeking one out as you eat it. The chestnut frosting is not overly nutty, and it has a mild flavor and a smooth buttercream texture.

While peanut butter has it’s fans, chestnut butter is the nut butter of choice for the season. I loved it in the roasted chestnut butter frosting, but it is also great on a piece of toast or in a chestnut butter and cranberry jelly sandwich!

This post covers how to make chestnut butter and then how to make chestnut butter frosting.

To start, you’ll need roasted chestnuts.

I bought my roasted chestnuts at Whole Foods. However, if you want to take the effort to roast chestnuts yourself, Kevin of Closet Cooking has a great post on how to roast chestnuts.

Next, you’ll need to turn those roasted chestnuts into chestnut butter.

Making nut butter is easier than you might think. You just need a food processor. My favorite food processor to use is my mini Cuisinart. Simply grind the roasted chestnuts in your food processor and then add vegetable oil 1 tablespoon at a time and continue to process until it has the consistency of a nut butter. Since roasted chestnuts don’t have much oil in them, you may need to add up to 1/4 cup of vegetable oil per cup of chestnut butter produced.

Now, you can make the roasted chestnut butter frosting.

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Roasted Chestnut Butter Frosting

This roasted chestnut butter frosting is perfect on Christmas treats!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword buttercream recipe, roasted chetnut butter frosting
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 341kcal
Author Stef

Ingredients

  • 1 cup roasted chestnut butter
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups powered sugar

Instructions

  • Place the butter and nut butter into a medium bowl and beat with an electric mixer.
  • Gradually mix in the sugar.
  • Beat for at least 3 minutes for it to get good and fluffy.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Chestnut Butter Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 160mg5%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 475IU10%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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What’s the cupcake under the frosting?

The cupcake under that frosting is my mulled wine Christmas cupcake!

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