Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing recipe

Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing

This buttercream icing recipe is perfect for those who want to add a touch of professionalism to their desserts without spending hours in the kitchen. It takes only a few minutes to prepare and can be used for cakes, cupcakes, and more.


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Servings: 12

  • Calories: 340
  • Total Fat: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 54mg
  • Sodium: 51mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 40g
  • Protein: 0g


  1. In a large bowl using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with a whisk or paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium-high speed until creamy, about 2 minutes.
  2. Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually add the powdered sugar, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and salt.
  3. Once all of the powdered sugar is incorporated, increase mixer speed to medium-high and beat until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. If the frosting is too thick, you can add additional heavy cream as needed until desired consistency is reached.

Additional Notes:

  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Dessert, Icing
  • Cuisine: American

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