Buttercream Frosting Recipe

I use Buttercream Frosting for several of my recipes. So to make things simple, I decided to create its own post. That way I can just link back to here instead of typing out the recipe each time I use it in a recipe. Enjoy!

Buttercream Frosting Recipe

How to make homemade buttercream frosting.
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes


  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks ) Softened
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar Sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • Food Coloring Gel – optional


  • Beat the butter for a few minutes using your mixer on medium speed.
  • Add 3 cups of powdered sugar and mix on low speed until blended.
  • Add the vanilla extract, salt, and 2 tablespoons of milk. Mix on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  • If you need stiffer frosting, add the remaining sugar.
  • If you need a thinner frosting, add the remaining milk.
  • Add your food coloring gel until you get the color desired. (optional)


Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 7mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.01mg
Servings: 24
Calories: 129kcal
Author: Midwestern Moms

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