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How to Make Buttercream Frosting

The BEST Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe you’ll ever need!

Best Buttercream Frosting Recipe

This creamy buttercream frosting recipe is the perfect amount of sweetness.

 

It’s my go to frosting that I use on all of my

cakes

cupcakes

cookies

 brownies

 

This frosting is super simple to make, and if you love lots of frosting, double the recipe.

Classic Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting

BUTTERCREAM FROSTING INGREDIENTS

BUTTER

 

POWDERED SUGAR

 

 ✓ VANILLA EXTRACT

 

HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM

 

FOOD COLORING

Cookies & Cream Cupcakes

HOW TO MAKE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

SOFTEN YOUR BUTTER: Before you start making the frostingmake sure your butter is SUPER SOFT. If the butter is not softened the frosting will end up being filled with “chunky” butter pieces…gross!

 

HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM: I like to use heavy whipping cream because it makes the buttercream frosting thicker. But if you don’t have heavy whipping cream in your fridge, no worries you can use milk instead.

 

MAKE IT AHEAD OF TIME: If you want to make the frosting ahead of time, no problem. You can place the frosting in the fridge up to 2 days. Once your ready to frost your cookies, let the frosting come to room temperature, mix and decorate.

Best Buttercream Frosting Recipe

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Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Yield: 3-4 cups frosting

Prep Time:5 minutes

Total Time:5 minutes

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Ingredients:

  • (2 sticks) cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon heavy whipping cream*

Directions:

STEP 1: Mix softened butter on medium speed with an electric or stand mixer. Beat for 30 seconds until smooth and creamy.

STEP 2: Add powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla extract. Increase to high-speed and beat for 3 minutes. Add more cream if needed for spreading consistency.

STEP 3: Frost the desserts using a piping bag or knife.

*I highly recommend using heavy whipping cream because it will give the frosting a thicker texture but you may use milk.

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