5 from 1 vote
Slightly floral and lightly citrusy, with beautiful specks of black seeds, this Dragon Fruit Buttercream Frosting pairs perfectly with my favorite moist chocolate cupcakes recipe to make an interesting, tasty dessert.
Dragonfruit Buttercream Frosting
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Slightly floral and lightly citrusy, with beautiful specks of black seeds, this Dragon Fruit Buttercream Frosting pairs perfectly with my favorite moist chocolate cupcakes recipe to make an interesting, tasty dessert.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buttercream frosting
Servings: 18 cupcakes
Author: Amy Nash, House of Nash Eats
Ingredients
  • 1/2 dragonfruit, white part with seeds only
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Blend the dragonfruit in a blender or food processor until smooth.  Set aside. 

  2. Beat the butter in a stand mixer with the whisk attachment for 3 minutes until light and fluffy.  Add the powdered sugar, dragon fruit puree, vanilla, and pinch of salt and mix together on low speed to combine.  Continue to add the remaining powdered sugar to get a nice, smooth buttercream.

  3. Transfer the frosting to a piping bag and use to decorate cupcakes.  Garnish with extra bits of sliced dragon fruit.

Recipe Notes

Recipe inspired by The Little Blog of Vegan.