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Classic Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Classic Buttercream Frosting Recipe

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How To Make Classic Buttercream Frosting

Whip up this no-fuss, four-ingredient classic buttercream frosting for your favorite desserts! It’s simple, flavorful, and takes only 10 minutes to make.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes



  • 1cupunsalted butter
  • 3cupspowdered sugar
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • 2tbspheavy cream


  1. To a stand mixer on low speed, cream the butter.

  2. Add in the powdered sugar in ½ cup increments until fully combined, then raise the speed to medium-high for an 2 additional minutes.

  3. Add in the vanilla and heavy cream, then beat until light and fluffy for an additional 1 minute.

  4. Serve over cupcakes, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 130.98kcal
  • Fat: 8.13g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.15g
  • Trans Fat: 0.31g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.12g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.30g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.03g
  • Sugar: 14.73g
  • Protein: 0.11g
  • Cholesterol: 22.05mg
  • Sodium: 1.83mg
  • Calcium: 3.25mg
  • Potassium: 3.77mg
  • Iron: 0.01mg
  • Vitamin A: 69.83µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.01mg
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