Classic Buttercream

Classic Buttercream Frosting

Classic Buttercream Frosting is rich and creamy, made with ONLY 4 ingredients that you already have in your pantry, and ready in 10 minutes!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword classic buttercream frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 130 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar just under 1 pound
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
US Customary - Metric


  1. To your stand mixer on low speed cream the butter then start adding in the powdered sugar in 1/2 cup increments until fully combined then raise the speed to medium-high for 2 additional minutes.

  2. Add in the vanilla and heavy cream and beat until light and fluffy for an additional minute.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Classic Buttercream Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Sugars 14g
Vitamin A 5.1%
Calcium 0.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.