Best Buttercream Frosting
Best Buttercream Frosting

Best Buttercream Frosting

Buttercream frosting on a birthday cake makes for the ultimate creamy, sweet treat.

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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