Buttercream Frosting

Butter Cream Frosting on Cupcake
Photo: Diana Rattray
    10 mins
Ratings (8)

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

  1. In a mixing bowl with electric mixer, combine the butter with confectioners' sugar. Beat on low speed until sugar is moistened, then beat on medium to high speed for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the vanilla and 1 tablespoon of milk or cream and beat until smooth. Beat in more milk or cream, as needed for spreading consistency.

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