Buttercream Recipe


Buttercream is a baking staple so knowing how to make a good batch is a must! This buttercream is light and fluffy and has the perfect butter to sugar ratio. Use it to top your favorite cakes and cupcakes.

Buttercream Frosting

This buttercream recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make and it’s really pretty simple. All you need is a stand mixer or a hand mixer. Doing it the old fashioned way just doesn’t cut it with buttercream unless you want to be there all day and no longer have any feeling in your arm…


Vanilla Buttercream

Vanilla buttercream is my favorite but you can easily change up this recipe by just adding other flavorings or colorings. If your looking for something to pair your buttercream with it goes perfectly with these vanilla cupcakes.

For an in depth tutorial on how to make the most perfect buttercream watch the video below.

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Buttercream Recipe
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Perfect light and fluffy buttercream
Recipe type: Baking
Serves: 4 Cups
  • 1 Cup | 250g Butter
  • 3 Cups | 375g Powdered Sugar
  • 1 | 5ml Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 | 30ml Tablespoons Milk
  1. Add the butter to a mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer and beat for 5 minutes until light, pale and doubled in volume.
  2. Gradually add the sugar ½ cup at a time beating well in between each addition.
  3. Once all of the sugar has been incorporated add the vanilla and milk (see note) and beat until combined.
Make sure the butter is at room temperature before making this buttercream. Remove it from the fridge 1-2 hours before.
Only add the milk gradually if you would like to thin out the buttercream.
Optionally add coloring and/or other flavorings at the same time as you add the vanilla and milk.


16 thoughts on “Buttercream Recipe

  1. I want an icing that I can decorate with sugar paste butterflies on top will the icing be firm enough to hold at least one bout inch in diameter

  2. Hi, Carina! Congratulations!!! Wonderfull site! Thanks for to share with us!!!


    Carla Alves.
    Brasil, Minas Geraes State

  3. Hello, what kind of food coloring should I use? The liquid or the gel? And is this icing is good in chocolate cupcakes? Thankyou so much!!!

    1. You can use liquid or gel, whatever you have on hand. This icing would work great with chocolate cupcakes 🙂 You could even add half a cup of cocoa to make it chocolate buttercream 🙂

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