Best Buttercream Frosting
3
cups
10 min
PREP TIME
10 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

4 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 to 2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Half & Half

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Beat butter in bowl at medium speed until creamy.

  2. STEP 2

    Gradually add powdered sugar and salt alternately with half & half and vanilla, beating at low speed and scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

Tip #1

If necessary, add half & half, one tablespoon at a time, until desired spreading consistency.

Tip #2


Variations:
Chocolate Frosting: Stir in 2 to 3 squares melted and cooled unsweetened baking chocolate.
Lemon or Orange Frosting: Stir in 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon or orange zest.
Creamy Coconut Frosting: Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons coconut extract or flavoring.

Nutrition

90Calories
3Fat (mg)
10Cholesterol (mg)
30Sodium (mg)
16Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
0Protein (g)

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  October 26, 2013

Makes a lot of frosting! Not enough vanilla, however. Made a note on my recipe to add more when I make it again.

— says Judy
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  December 16, 2009

Very good!!!

— says Sara
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  September 03, 2009

I was looking for the best recipe for vanilla buttercream frosting for our wedding cupcakes and this was the best. Although it can be on the sweet side, I just omit 1/2 to 1 cup of the powdered sugar and it is perfect. Did I mention my husband also loved the recipe and he is a chef!

— says Lisa
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  May 31, 2009

This is the only way to fly with Devil's Food. It is ultra sweet, but what do you expect? It is buttercream frosting! It is supposed to be ultra sweet. This is just like you had it growing up.

— says Ken
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  April 06, 2009

I tried the lemon variation but still found the frosting to be overly sweet

— says Kerryn
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