Easy Buttercream Frosting Recipe

by Super Coupon Lady on December 31, 2012 · 30 comments

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You are going to absolutely LOVE this recipe! You will never buy store bought container frosting again! I am going to teach you how to make Buttercream Frosting! It’s so EASY and believe me, it’s Super Delicious!

Easy Buttercream Frosting Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup butter, softened
4 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
5 tablespoons 2% milk

DIRECTIONS:

In your kitchen aid mixer (if you don’t have one, use a large bowl and a hand beater), cream butter until light and fluffy. Then beat in the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and milk. Turn speed up to HIGH for 2-3 minutes to make your frosting fluffy!

Yield: About 3 cups.

This recipes keeps in your freezer for up to 3 months, so when you make some double the recipe and you will have some ready for when you make your next cake, cupcakes or cookies! YUM!

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Cynthia June 24, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Do you HAVE to use 2% milk? I don’t mind it, but I swear my husband with think I tried to make “low fat” icing… I bought lean ground beef and he thought I was trying to put him on a diet. (until I explained that lean ground beef better than ground chuck) lol

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Super Coupon Lady June 24, 2013 at 9:34 pm

LOL! I know what you mean, no you can use whole milk if you want!

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Tina October 13, 2013 at 8:30 pm

I use evaporated milk, which also comes in low and non fat versions.

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tra c y standridge October 12, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Margarine or real butter?

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Tina October 13, 2013 at 8:31 pm

either one will work equally as well

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April May 29, 2014 at 9:29 am

EWWWWW. Margarine should not come near BUTTERcream frosting. In fact, it doesn’t belong in a baker’s kitchen.

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Allan July 19, 2014 at 3:05 pm

I totally agree with you on the margarine. Margarine does not belong on earth.

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Heather August 19, 2014 at 4:11 pm

My hubby use to be a margarine eater until I showed him all the chemicals they add into it. I agree margarine should not even been in a bakers kitchen. Blah!

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Ping October 12, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Hi, thanks for this recipe! To use the frozen frosting, we just thaw til soft? Or need to rewhip?

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Super Coupon Lady January 10, 2014 at 10:19 pm

Just thaw in fridge until soft!

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Lauren @ I am THAT Lady January 10, 2014 at 1:57 pm

This looks AMAZING! I don’t think I will ever buy real frosting again! Who knew! Thanks for linking up to our ‘Follow our Thrift” link up this week!

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Trish February 10, 2014 at 12:46 pm

Can you add food coloring to this? Do you need to make adjustments to the recipe in other areas if you do this?
Thank you!

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Super Coupon Lady February 10, 2014 at 3:35 pm

YES! You can add food coloring and and you don’t need to make adjustments to the recipe!

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amber garza May 23, 2014 at 10:15 pm

If u wanna use food coloring u need to use clear vanilla extract..

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Super Coupon Lady July 6, 2014 at 7:29 pm

Thanks for letting everyone know Amber! Great TIP!!!

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Bridget July 6, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Can I use this recipe to make decorations on cupcakes?

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Super Coupon Lady July 6, 2014 at 7:29 pm

Yes! I use it for my cupcakes all the time!

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Tiffany July 9, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Hi – Thanks for the post – I’m wondering if this butter-cream will be good as a crumb coat coating and marshmallow fondant covering? (and possibly a side of ice cream)
I’m pretty pressed for time & don’t have time for other butter-creams (egg, etc.) – I want something simple and easy :0)
Thank You!

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Super Coupon Lady July 9, 2014 at 10:01 pm

This is so easy and it’s delicious!

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Renee' Smith October 31, 2014 at 1:31 pm

This sounds easy and quick, I have almost 100 cupcakes too frost between tonight and tomorrow morning. Could you please tell me how many batches I would need to make?

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Super Coupon Lady November 3, 2014 at 10:54 am

I would suggest 3 – 4 batches depending on how big your cupcakes will be! Each batch usually frosts about 24 (large) – 48 (small) !

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CA December 4, 2014 at 6:57 pm

Did anyone ask about flavors? I’d like to make chocolate frosting…not sure how much cocoa etc

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jillian December 6, 2014 at 11:56 am

Mine came out very thin and grainy. Could it because I used a hand mixer rather than the larger kitchen aid type?

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Super Coupon Lady December 27, 2014 at 10:14 am

No, you can use a hand mixer. Did you make sure your butter was softened? Did you use confectioners’ sugar (NOT regular sugar). That could be the problem. Hopefully that helps!

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niki December 18, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Can you use silk instead of milk?

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Super Coupon Lady December 27, 2014 at 10:11 am

I’ve never tried that, if you decide to do it – let us know how it works!

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Dawn December 28, 2014 at 10:45 pm

When coloring, is it okay to use the food coloring gel paste (AmeriColor, or Wilton)?

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Super Coupon Lady January 5, 2015 at 10:00 am

Yes it fine!

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Mo January 28, 2015 at 12:44 pm

Can you add flavors to this and if so, what would be the best way to add it and when?

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Guille May 4, 2015 at 5:01 pm

Hi,
Double checking,so you don’t use the whip attachment?

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