Easy Homemade Buttercream Frosting Recipe



  • 1 cup room temperature salted butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

How to Make Easy Homemade Buttercream

  • 1. Gather ingredients.
  • 2. Place softened butter in a mixing bowl.
  • 3. With the paddle attachment, beat butter until smooth.
  • 4. Add 3 cups of powdered sugar.
  • 5. Beat on low until the butter and sugar are incorporated. Then, raise the speed to medium and mix for 2-3 minutes.
  • 6. Add vanilla and 2 tablespoons of heavy cream.
  • 7. Beat on medium-high and check consistency. Add the additional tablespoon of cream if looking for a thinner buttercream.
  • 8. If tinting the buttercream, with a toothpick, add gel food coloring a little at a time.
  • 9. Stir well. Add more food coloring if the color is not intense enough.
  • 10. Use this buttercream frosting to ice cupcakes, cookies, or your favorite cake.

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