Buttercream Frosting

Butter Cream Frosting on Cupcake
Photo: Diana Rattray
    10 min

This is a fast and easy basic buttercream frosting recipe for cakes or cupcakes. This makes enough buttercream frosting for a 2-layer cake or about 12 cupcakes.

Feel free to vary the flavorings or add a few drops of food coloring to the frosting.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk or cream

How to Make It