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Best Buttercream Frosting

Best Buttercream Frosting

Buttercream frosting is rich, creamy and made with simple ingredients. Try piping it on a birthday cake for the ultimate creamy, sweet treat.

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15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time


1 1/2 cups Land O Lakes® Butter

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

    Set butter on counter 30-60 minutes before using to soften.

  2. STEP 2

    Beat butter in bowl at medium speed 2 minutes or until creamy and smooth.

  3. STEP 3

    Gradually add powdered sugar and salt alternately with half & half and vanilla, beating at low speed and scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Beat at medium speed 1-2 minutes or until creamy, smooth and fluffy.

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.

Tip #1

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

Nutrition (1 tablespoon)

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