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Butteriest Buttercream Frosting

By: Pfoinkle
Category: Frosting Recipes

Butteriest Buttercream Frosting

A fresh batch of the Butteriest Buttercream Frosting.

This is the best buttercream frosting for people who love a rich and buttery tasting frosting (and for those who prefer a shortening-free frosting).

It’s a soft and creamy frosting that makes gentle peaks, spreads easily, and has a warm glow.

Added bonus? It’s super easy to make!


  • 14 oz (3.5 “sticks”) room temperature butter
  • 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 7 cups powdered sugar (approximately 2 pounds)*
  • 6 tbsp milk


  1. Thoroughly cream butter, vanilla, and one cup of powdered sugar.
  2. Add one cup of powdered sugar and one tablespoon of milk. Beat thoroughly at medium speed.
  3. Repeat step #2 until you have added all of the milk and powdered sugar.
  4. Beat for an additional 5-7 minutes at medium speed.

Yield: Approximately five cups of frosting.

For flavor, this frosting recipe is my absolute favorite and always my first choice for dressing up a cake.

However, if your cake will be attending the company’s summer picnic and expected to stand up to a sunny day, you might prefer the Bright White Buttercream Frosting which substitutes shortening for part of the butter. The shortening makes for a stiffer and sturdier frosting, less prone to wilting in the summer heat.

*For a stiffer frosting add up to one and one-half cups additional powdered sugar (one half cup at a time) until you reach the desired consistency and flavor.

1/2 Batch

To make half a batch, follow the instructions above, but use the following list of ingredients

  • 8 oz (2 “sticks”) room temperature butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar (approximately 1 pound)
  • 3-4 tbsp milk

Yield: Approximately three cups of frosting.

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