Perfect Buttercream Frosting
Author: Nikki
This Classic Buttercream Frosting recipe is perfection! Perfect consistency and perfect flavor! This is my go-to frosting recipe!
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4½ to 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 5 Tablespoons heavy cream or milk, I prefer heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. In a medium bowl combine butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, cream/milk and salt and beat for 5 to 7 minutes until light and fluffy.
  2. Add more powdered sugar as needed for thicker frosting. Add cream/milk, a little at a time, to thin frosting.
If you are frosting cookies or a cake use less powdered sugar. If you are using the frosting to decorate use more powdered sugar for a stiffer frosting.
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