This BUTTERCREAM FROSTING is rich, creamy and delicious and easy to make. Perfect for frosting cakes, birthday cakes or cupcakes.
Prep Time 7mins
Total Time 7mins
4-5cupspowdered sugarsifted to remove any lumps
1 1/2tsppure vanilla extract
2-3tbspheavy whipping creamhalf and half or milk can also be used
food coloringif desired
With an electric mixer, cream butter together until light and fluffy, approximately 3-5 minutes. Butter should become a very pale yellow color.
Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time. After each cup, mix well until powdered sugar is fully incorporated. Continue until you have added four cups of powdered sugar.
Add vanilla, salt and 1 tbsp of heavy cream, and mix until well combined. If a firmer frosting is desired, add more powdered sugar (1/4 cup at a time). Add more heavy cream (a tsp at a time) if a thinner frosting is preferred.
Pipe or spread onto cakes, cupcakes, cookies or brownies
This recipe makes enough to frost 24 cupcakes or frost a standard size layer cake or 1/4 sheet cake.