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Best Homemade Buttercream Frosting Recipe

This Homemade Buttercream Frosting is sooo creamy and fluffy, packed with vanilla flavor! It’s perfect for decorating cakes, cupcakes….anything sweet!

Best Homemade Buttercream Frosting Recipe

I have been looking for ages for what I would call the best homemade buttercream frosting! Most of the recipes have the same ingredients: unsalted butter, vanilla extract, sometimes cream or milk is added and of course, powdered sugar. Well, here is where everything goes crazy…the amount of powdered sugar J You can find recipes that will vary the quantity of powdered sugar anywhere between 1 cup and 7 cups!!

Have tried to make this Homemade Buttercream Frosting recipe initially with what I thought would be a good average compromise: 4 cups of powdered sugar and it still was extremely sweet for my liking. It’s all in our taste buds I kept reducing the amount of powdered sugar till 2 cups where I had my winner recipe.

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Best Homemade Buttercream Frosting to Make

So, my biggest tip when it comes to making buttercream frosting is not about the temperature of the butter or the type of cream or milk added….it’s about tasting the frosting as you are gradually adding powdered sugar. Taste, taste, taste. That simple. You’ll know when it’s just perfect for you.

You can always play with this buttercream recipe and make chocolate buttercream frosting, by adding melted chocolate, or caramel buttercream, almond flavored buttercream or even Nutella buttercream frosting. The possibilities are endless, once you have your favorite butter – powdered sugar ratios in place!

Best Homemade Buttercream Frosting

Homemade Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Servings: 3-4 cups buttercream frosting

Ingredients:

  • 8oz unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Method:

  1. Place the butter in the bowl of the stand mixer (you can use a hand mixer too, if you don’t have a stand mixer). Using the whisk attachment of the stand mixer, whip the butter on medium-high speed for 3-5 minutes, stopping from time to time to scrape the bowl.
  2. Reduce the speed to medium-low and add vanilla extract and cream to the bowl. Gradually add powdered sugar and taste. You can add more powdered sugar that 2 cups if it’s not sweet enough for you. Gradually add extra 1/2 cup at one time and taste.
  3. Once ready, use immediately or cover with plastic wrap and keep at room temperature for up to 2 hours before using or refrigerate. Bring to room temperature and re-whip before using it.

Homemade Buttercream Frosting

Homemade Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Makes 3-4 cups frosting

Ingredients
  • 8 oz unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Place the butter in the bowl of the stand mixer (you can use a hand mixer too, if you don't have a stand mixer). Using the whisk attachment of the stand mixer, whip the butter on medium-high speed for 3-5 minutes, stopping from time to time to scrape the bowl.
  2. Reduce the speed to medium-low and add vanilla extract and cream to the bowl. Gradually add powdered sugar and taste. You can add more powdered sugar that 2 cups if it's not sweet enough for you. Gradually add extra 1/2 cup at one time and taste.
  3. Once ready, use immediately or cover with plastic wrap and keep at room temperature for up to 2 hours before using or refrigerate. Bring to room temperature and re-whip before using it.

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