Homemade Buttercream Frosting

Homemade Buttercream Frosting

Homemade buttercream frosting is a versatile and delicious frosting that’s perfect for decorating cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. Here’s a simple recipe to make it:


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2-4 tablespoons heavy cream or milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt (optional)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until creamy and smooth.
  2. Gradually add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, beating on low speed until well combined after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  3. Once all the powdered sugar has been incorporated, add the vanilla extract and a pinch of salt (if using). Mix until well combined.
  4. Gradually add the heavy cream or milk, starting with 2 tablespoons, and beat on medium-high speed until the frosting is smooth and creamy. Add more cream or milk, as needed, to achieve your desired consistency.
  5. Continue to beat the frosting for an additional 2-3 minutes on high speed until light and fluffy. This will help incorporate air into the frosting, making it lighter and easier to spread.
  6. Once the buttercream frosting is ready, it can be used immediately to frost cakes, cupcakes, or cookies. Alternatively, you can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Before using refrigerated frosting, let it come to room temperature and give it a quick stir or beat it with a mixer to restore its creamy consistency.
  7. Spread or pipe the buttercream frosting onto your baked goods using a spatula or piping bag, and decorate as desired with sprinkles, chocolate chips, or other decorations.
  8. Enjoy the creamy, buttery goodness of homemade buttercream frosting on your favorite treats!

This homemade buttercream frosting is easy to make and can be customized with different flavors or colors to suit your taste preferences or the theme of your baked goods. Experiment with adding cocoa powder for chocolate buttercream, or extract flavors such as almond, lemon, or peppermint for a unique twist!


Source : Allrecipes.Com

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