Buttercream Icing recipe

Buttercream Icing

**Additional Notes:** This recipe is easily customizable by adding different extracts or food coloring to match your desired flavor and color.


– Calories: 144
– Fat: 8g
– Carbohydrates: 18g
– Sugar: 18g
– Protein: 0g
– Sodium: 38mg


– 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
– 4 cups powdered sugar
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 2 tbsp heavy cream or milk

**Preparation Time:** 10 minutes

**Cooking Time:** N/A

**Servings:** 24 cupcakes or 1 9-inch cake

**Category:** Desserts

**Cuisine:** American


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter until it is light and fluffy.
  2. Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time, mixing on low speed until well combined.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and heavy cream or milk and beat on medium speed until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  4. If the icing is too thick, add more cream or milk, one tablespoon at a time until it reaches your desired consistency.
  5. Use the buttercream icing immediately or store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

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