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buttercream frosting
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Buttercream Frosting

Buttercream Frosting is easy to make with my simple tips and tricks! Take your cake and cupcake recipes from ordinary to extraordinary with real butter, confectioners sugar, vanilla, milk, and salt! 
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time28 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buttercream, cake, cupcakes, dessert, frosting, icing
Servings: 24
Calories: 101kcal
Cost: $5


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 5 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • dash of salt
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk


  • Place the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and beat on medium speed until smooth, about 1 minute.
  • Reduce the speed to low, slowly add confectioners, and beat until fully incorporated and smooth, about 3 minutes. Stop the mixer and scrape down the paddle and sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
  • Add vanilla and salt. Mixing completely.
  • Add milk one tablespoon at a time until it's a smooth consistency. Turn mixer to high and beat until light and fluffy.



Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 2mg | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg