What is an easy recipe for homemade buttercream frosting?


Quick Answer

Butter cream frosting can be made by mixing sugar and butter together to form the base for the frosting, before adding cream and vanilla to complete the mixture. Additional flavors can also be added to butter cream frosting, such as toffee, fruit or chocolate.

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What is an easy recipe for homemade buttercream frosting?
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Full Answer

Quick and simple butter cream frosting

This recipe is for a tasty vanilla butter cream that can be used to top cakes.

Prep Time: 2 min.

Cook Time: 10 min.

Ready In: 12 min.


  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 (possibly 2) tablespoons of whipping cream
  • 3 cups of confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  1. Mix the butter and sugar
  2. Start by taking the sugar and butter, which should be left to soften before mixing, and placing them in a mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer (hand mixing is also an option, although it can get tiring) on low speed, gradually blend the butter and sugar together.

  3. Add the vanilla and cream
  4. Once the mixture has come together, add the cream and vanilla essence. If any additional flavors are going to be added, such as cocoa for chocolate flavor, these should also be placed in the bowl. Turn the mixer speed up to medium, then beat for another minute or so. More cream can be added in order to keep the mixture spreadable. Once combined, the butter cream is ready to be piped or spread on a cake or dessert.

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