Best Buttercream Frosting recipe

Best Buttercream Frosting

Buttercream frosting is a classic frosting used for cupcakes, cakes and other desserts. It is rich, creamy and a perfect partner to any dessert. This recipe for the Best Buttercream Frosting will leave you with a deliciously sweet and fluffy frosting that is perfect for any occasion.


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 118
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 22mg
  • Sodium: 63mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Sugars: 14g
  • Protein: 0g


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4-5 tablespoons heavy cream or milk


  1. In a large bowl, beat the softened butter until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add in the sifted powdered sugar and salt. Mix on low speed until the sugar is fully incorporated, then increase the speed to medium-high and beat until fully combined and smooth.
  3. Beat in the vanilla extract and heavy cream or milk, one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
  4. Transfer the buttercream frosting to a piping bag and use as desired.

Additional Notes

  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Number of Servings: 24
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Servings: 2 tablespoons of frosting per serving
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

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