Luscious Buttercream Frosting

Luscious Buttercream Frosting

Buttercream frosting -- silky, smooth, satiny, and simply luscious!

10 min. prep time
2 1/3 cups
10510 Ratings


4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
Food color, if desired


Combine all ingredients except food color in bowl. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Increase speed to medium; beat, scraping bowl often, until light and fluffy. Tint frosting with food color, if desired.

Luscious Chocolate Frosting: Add 3 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted, cooled. Beat in 1 to 2 tablespoons additional milk to reach desired spreading consistency.

Luscious Lemon Frosting: Omit vanilla and decrease milk to 1 tablespoon. Add 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest and 3 tablespoons lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts (2 tablespoons)

Calories: 140

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 45mg

Carbohydrates: 22g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: <1g

Recipe #11373©2000Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made the lemon version of this frosting on a lemon cake and it was SUBLIME! The flavors of the fresh lemons just popped and it is the easiest frosting I think I've ever made. As an experiment, I finished it off with shredded coconut. Definitely a keeper.
So simple, so good, upped the choc chips a bit, but who's counting
It was easy, quick, and delicious.
So good, we 1/2 the recipe for sugar cookies...very nice frosting.
It's a very nice frosting to make, but way TO SWEET.
This was easily made in under five minutes. It spread perfectly and marbled well with a chocolate frosting to look and taste great.
My friends and I finished the bowl and had to make another batch for the cupcakes. It has a great texture and the lemon variation is also phenomenal! Definitely a winner!!
This recipe is great tasting, simple and quick. I can't wait to make it in chocolate & lemon flavor. The recipe was just right for my two layered round cake.
this is undoubtably the BEST buttercream frosting I have ever made. It's so quick and easy. Everytime I make it, I'm asked for the recipe. Enjoy!
This frosting is heavenly and is perfect paired with butter cake. Yummy and the best flavor. I have made it several times.

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