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Easy Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Easy Buttercream Frosting is so simple and quick. All you need is butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, a little cream, and about 10 minutes!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 1345
Author: Lucy Brewer


  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 6 cups confectioner's sugar sifted
  • 3 teaspoons clear vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 2-4 tablespoons heavy cream


  • In bowl of stand mixer and using the paddle attachment, cream butter on medium-high until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • Turn mixer on low and gradually add powdered sugar, mixing on medium until blended.
  • Add 2 tablespoons cream, vanilla extract, and pinch of salt and mix until well-blended. Add more cream as needed 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
  • Turn mixer to medium-high and whip frosting for 1 to 2 minutes.


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