Best Buttercream Frosting Recipe Ever

buttercream frosting recipe

Best Buttercream Frosting Recipe Ever! (Perfect for cakes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies & more). Vanilla Buttercream Frosting For Decorating

Yield: About 2 cups


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick/4oz) unsalted butter, softened OR vegetable shortening
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (1/2lb) powdered sugar (confectioners’ sugar), sifted
  • 1-2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream (sub half and half, milk or even water if necessary)
  • food coloring of choice

With an electric mixer, beat butter or shortening on medium speed until smooth. Add vanilla and salt. Alternately beat in powdered sugar and cream, on low speed until smooth. Add food coloring and increase speed to medium-high and beat for about 3-5 minutes until light and creamy.

Last Updated on January 6, 2023 by Sylvia Collins

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