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Classic Buttercream Frosting Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 28 servings
Calories 329
This classic Homemade Buttercream Frosting recipe is the perfect topping for cupcakes and cakes. It is perfectly balanced with a rich creamy texture that everyone loves!


  • 3 1/2 sticks unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 - 2 lbs powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp clear vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tbsp heavy cream
  • pinch of salt


  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter on medium-high speed for about 7-8 minutes are until light. Reduce the speed of the beater to low, and slowly add in the salt and powdered sugar, continuously beating so that sugar is fully incorporated. Add in the heavy cream and vanilla on low speed until fully incorporated. Once completely mixed, turn the mixer back up to medium-high speed beat for an additional 5-6 minutes. Adjust the consistency with added heavy cream until the the desired consistency has been reached. Add to piping bag and pipe as desired.
Calories: 329kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American


Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 7mg | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 377IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg