A Simple Buttercream Frosting Recipe

This buttercream frosting recipe is great for making all your favorite treats. Just make sure to store it at a cool temperature. You can even color it in different colors if you like, using food coloring.

A Simple Buttercream Frosting Recipe

How To Make A Simple Buttercream Frosting

Prep: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 ½ cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 6 tbsp. milk, as more or less as needed


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency.
  3. Serve immediately to ensure optimal freshness.

  4. If preparing in advance, keep refrigerated or frozen in an airtight container. When ready to use, let it come to room temperature and re-whip to a fluffy texture.


  • Sugar: 178g
  • :
  • Calcium: 45mg
  • Calories: 997kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 182g
  • Cholesterol: 3mg
  • Fat: 31g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 55mg
  • Protein: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Sodium: 373mg
  • Vitamin A: 1401IU
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