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Our Best Buttercream Frosting

Our Best Buttercream Frosting
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 5 min
  • Servings 4
Looking for the best buttercream frosting of all time? You’ve found it at last! This creamy, buttery buttercream frosting is perfect for frosting cookies, cakes, cupcakes and any treat in between.
Updated April 9, 2020

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
  • 1 (2 pound) bag powdered sugar
  • 1/4-1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

Steps

  • 1
    In a large bowl or stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat together all ingredients on low until incorporated.
  • 2
    Raise speed to medium-high, beating until light and fluffy. Add milk by the tablespoons, if a softer texture is desired.

Expert Tips

  • We recommend tinting frosting with gel food coloring, rather than liquid food coloring, since by using liquid you’ll be adding more liquid, which will change the consistency of the buttercream frosting.
  • Want to know how to make any color of frosting ever? We have a formula for that.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
5350
Calories from Fat
1670
Total Fat
185g
285%
Saturated Fat
117g
587%
Trans Fat
7g
Cholesterol
495mg
164%
Sodium
1510mg
63%
Potassium
180mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
910g
303%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
892g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
120%
120%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
60 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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