This buttercream frosting recipe is classic and simple, using only butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and cream. Throw away the cans!
1cupunsalted butterbarely softened
3 1/2cupsconfectioner's sugarsifted
2teaspoonsclear vanilla extract or almond extractimitation
2-4tablespoonsheavy creamyou can use half-and-half or whole milk
In bowl of stand mixer and using the paddle attachment, cream butter until light and fluffy about 4 minutes. Add confectioner's sugar, a little at a time (about 1/2 cup), mixing on low until blended and then whipping on high for about 30 seconds each time. Add vanilla extract or almond extract and pinch of salt and mix until blended. Add cream and corn syrup (if using) and mix on low until blended then whip on high until frosting reaches desired consistency.
Your frosting will get creamiest using a stand mixer, but if you don't have one then you can use a hand mixer.
Recipe from SouthernFoodandFun.com. Nutrition counts are provided as estimates only. Southern Food and Fun makes no guarantee as to the accuracy of these nutritional values as ingredients and serving sizes may vary from person to person.