This Buttercream Frosting recipe is so delicious, and so easy, this will become your go to recipe anytime you need to make Frosting. Whether it’s a layer cake, a single layer cake, cupcakes, or cookies, this recipe will never let you down.
What is buttercream frosting?
A popular choice for decorating cakes and cupcakes due to its creamy texture and ability to hold its shape well. Buttercream frosting can be flavored and colored in various ways to suit different tastes and preferences.
Ingredients you’ll need for this recipe
How do I store leftover buttercream frosting?
Remember to store any leftover buttercream frosting in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Before using it again, let it come to room temperature and give it a good mix to restore its creamy texture.
Do I really need to use butter? What alternatives are there?
Yes, you do need to use butter in buttercream frosting. You can’t use margarine to make frosting as it will not have the same taste or consistency you need to use on a cake or cupcakes.
Did you know?
The first recorded us of frosting was recorded in 1655.
You can use Food Coloring Gel, and turn this into beautiful pastels, or bright shocking colors, and it will hold it’s shape, and allow you to pipe it in any design you need. You can even do big dollops on top of Cheesecakes, and dress them up gorgeous for special occasions.
Buttercream frosting flavor variations.
Buttercream frosting can be customized by adding different flavorings such as cocoa powder for chocolate buttercream or fruit purees for fruit flavors like strawberry.
Our buttercream frosting recipe is incredibly versatile, allowing you to unleash your creativity and tailor it to suit your preferences.
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You can use a hand mixer to make frosting as well.
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1: In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, add the softened Butter, and Cream Cheese, and blend to combine. Add the Vanilla, and mix well.
Step 2: Add the Powdered sugar a little at a time, blending after each addition, until the Frosting is smooth and fluffy. Scrape down the mixing bowl, and blend again until thick, and smooth.
Can you believe just how easy that was? At this point, your Frosting is mixed and you can add as many colors as you need.
Tips for adding swirled colors or changing it up a little bit.
If you need several colors, divide the Frosting into as many bowls, as colors you need; i.e., if you need 5 colors, you need 5 bowls. I usually decide which color will be my main color, or the color I need the biggest amount of Frosting for. For instance, if I’m Frosting a layer cake, and I want my cake pale pink, with yellow, purple, hot pink, and green flowers and stems, then I would place my Frosting in 4 bowls, and add as much as I need for the 4 colors, and leave the amount I need for the layer cake in the mixing bowl.
- 1 stick Butter
- 8 ounces Cream Cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
- 32oz. Powdered Sugar
- In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, add the softened Butter, and Cream Cheese, and blend to combine.
- Add the Vanilla and mix well.
- Add the Powdered sugar a little at a time, blending after each addition, until the Frosting is smooth and fluffy.
- Scrape down the mixing bowl, and blend again until thick, and smooth. At this point, your Frosting is mixed, and you can add as many colors as you need.