Buttercream Frosting

It’s the simplest thing to make and the best way to top a cupcake. I love that this recipe for frosting, along with other types of frosting, was also in my cupcake magazine! If you want to flavor it, then by all means be my guest! It’s, in my opinion the best frosting because it isn’t too sweet (okay who am I kidding, frosting is sweet! but this one isn’t as tooth achingly sweet) and it has a nice buttery flavor. Not to mention the fact that you can add food coloring to it to jazz it up if you wanted! See it’s easy and versatile, and who doesn’t enjoy frosting on their cupcakes?

So let’s get started!


-3/4 cup butter (softened, unsalted)
-2 lb powdered sugar (I didn’t end up using that much, use it to taste and for consistenxy)
-1/3 cup milk
-2 tsp vanilla


  1. Cream the butter until it’s light and fluffy. Beat in 2 cups of the powdered sugar. Add in the milk and the vanilla and mix until well combined. Gradually add in powdered sugar (about 1 to 2 cups at a time) until the desired consistency is reached. If you want to thin it, add in milk. TO thicken just add more powdered sugar.

For chocolate butter frosting: Substitute 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder for 1/2 cup of powered sugar

For coffee butter frosting: add 1 tbsp of instant espresso powder

For fruit flavors: beat in 1/3 cup of a fruit jam of your choice with the butter

Ta-da! Like I said, easy to customize, easy to make and so very versatile!

Hugs and Puppies!



3 thoughts on “Buttercream Frosting

  1. Pingback: Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes « Les Saveurs De Mimi

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