buttercream pinit

Basic buttercream recipe. Replace vanilla with whatever flavor you like. I recommend food coloring depending on the flavor – it really helps identify the flavor when you taste it.


Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 5 min Total Time 5 mins



  1. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle, beat butter until smooth.

  2. On low speed, add slowly add powdered sugar

  3. Increase speed to medium and mix until fully combined.

  4. Return to low speed and add vanilla and cream. Mix until incorporated.

    If the mixture is too thick, add cream. if too thin, add powdered sugar.


You can freeze unused buttercream up to 3 months!

Keywords: frosting,buttercream,topping