Perfect Buttercream Frosting

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Category Category: Frosting
  • Method Method: Mixer
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Dessert


This is hands down the BEST buttercream frosting recipe ever!



  • 1 1/2 cups butter, room temperature
  • 7 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/41/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth.
  2. Turn the speed to low and slowly add the powdered sugar until it’s mixed in.
  3. Slowly stream in 1/4 cup of the heavy cream and vanilla. Turn the mixer up to medium speed and mix for 1 minute until creamy. Add additional heavy cream, if a creamier frosting is desired.
  4. Use to decorate cake, cupcakes and more!


if you opt to use milk instead of cream start with 2 tablespoons and add from there. Milk is thinner than cream and doesn’t take as much to loosen your frosting.

*Store airtight in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for 1 moth. Allow the frosting to come to room temperature before using.

Nutrition Information:

42.9 g
4.2 mg
18.6 g
43.8 g
0.3 g
50 mg

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