Homemade Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Transform your baked creations with our Homemade Buttercream Frosting. This simple yet delightful recipe yields a velvety, creamy frosting that’s perfect for cakes, cupcakes, and more. Elevate your desserts with the unmatched flavor and silky texture of this homemade buttercream, making every bite a sweet celebration.

Table of Contents


1 cup unsalted butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2-4 tablespoons whole milk or heavy cream
A pinch of salt
Food coloring (optional)


In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened unsalted butter until it becomes smooth and creamy.
Gradually add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, while continuing to beat the butter. Mix well after each addition to ensure a smooth texture.
Add the vanilla extract and a pinch of salt to the mixture. Mix until well incorporated.
To achieve the desired consistency, add 2 tablespoons of whole milk or heavy cream to the frosting. If you prefer a thinner consistency, you can add more milk or cream as needed.
For a splash of color, you can add a few drops of food coloring of your choice and mix until the color is evenly distributed throughout the frosting.
Continue to beat the frosting for an additional 2-3 minutes to make it fluffy and light.
Your delicious homemade buttercream frosting is now ready to be used. Spread it over your favorite cakes, cupcakes, or cookies.
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes



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