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Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Made with only 4 ingredients this Buttercream Frosting Recipe is out of this world. Double or triple it, pipe it, spread it or eat it with a spoon. SO GOOD!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 157 kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 teaspoons real vanilla extract
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk or more as needed


  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, measure out the butter, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar. Start to stir to combine.
  • With the mixer on, stream in one tablespoon of milk at a time until the frosting starts to come together and it looks creamy.
  • Scrape the sides of the bowl and mix again, if it still hasn't come together by now, continue to add milk, one tablespoon at a time, until the desired consistency is reached. The frosting should be thick enough to hold its shape but light enough that you can move a rubber spatula through it with ease.
  • Use as desired!


Calories: 157kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 12mgPotassium: 17mgSugar: 38gVitamin A: 17IUCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
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