Buttercream Frosting

Buttercream Frosting

14 reviews, 4.1 star(s). 93% would make again

Ready in 5 minutes

This Buttercream Frosting is a great frosting for cakes and cupcakes. Smooth and creamy.


1/2 cup butter; softened (1 stick)
3 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

Original recipe makes 12 Servings



mix in a medium mixing bowl

once mixed, add to cake or cupcakes

Verified by stevemur
Alert editor   



Vanilla buttercream on Wacky Chocolate Cupcakes. I found the cake recipe on this site as well. Ive done better frosting jobs before. This was my first baking attempt after having neck surgery last week.

Calories Per Serving: 127 Get detailed nutrition information, including line-by-line nutrition insights?  Try BigOven Pro for Free for 14 days!

Date My private notes
Add your own private notes with BigOven Pro!

Take your recipes anywhere

Save to your recipe box and bring to the store with free BigOven membership!

Recipe Links

Link in another recipe. What would you serve with this?

Comment on Buttercream Frosting

Rating (optional):

sign in to add your comment

Get seasonal ideas by email


Comment or review

Didn't taste right........ I WILL NOT USE THIS RECIPE AGAIN! I didn't think it was grate, sorta too sweet. P.s- I'm sorry Im not being very nice, but it didn't tast good.
Saintgemmaprayforus 2y ago

Very good
bobbismith 2y ago

kittykat19 3y ago

Sooooooooooo....... YUMMY!!!!! NEVER making cupcakes without it again!!!
Tiby124 3y ago

My cupcakes got rave reviews when I made them with this frosting recipe. It's super easy to make and worth skipping the canned frosting for. I used a large star tip to pipe the icing on (add more powdered sugar if it is not thick enough). I was able to frost 12 regular sized cupcakes and about 15 mini cupcakes with one batch. I used unsalted sweet cream butter which almost gives it a flavor similar to sour cream--way good. I didn't add salt. It turned out great and everyone loved it! This recipe is definitely staying in my family! Thank you so much!
tropicalgal 3y ago

dreaaa 3y ago

Just right!!!!!
mrstbdickson 3y ago

Added some extra sugar to thicken it up, and some raspberry preserves, fantastic! A great quick go to basic recipe.
Tiffysnangel01 4y ago

I added almost a cup and a half of icing sugar in order to pipe it, it was delicious!!
Kim-a 4y ago

delicious, sweet and perfect on chocolate cupcakes!!! I added about half a cup extra of icing sugar to thicken it up so I could pipe it!! definitely never making cupcakes without this again!
Kim-a 4y ago

Add unlimited recipes. Remove ads. Custom folders. Find recipes for your diet. Try BigOven Pro Free