Buttercream frosting recipe

Make buttercream frosting with this simple tutorial. The BEST homemade buttercream recipe pipes perfectly and makes a great base for other frosting flavors!

– 1 cup (230 grams) unsalted butter (softened) – 3 cups (360 grams) powdered sugar – 2-3 tablespoons (30 to 45 ml) heavy cream or heavy whipping cream – 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract – Tiny pinch of salt



Beat the butter until it's smooth in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment or in a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer.

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At first, mix on low speed. Then, increase the speed to medium and keep mixing for another minute or two, until everything is well mixed.

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Stir in the heavy cream, vanilla extract, and salt on medium speed until well combined, scraping down the bowl as needed.

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