Everyone should have a good basic frosting recipe in their collection of recipes. Buttercream frosting is that recipe. It’s super quick and easy and very versatile.
Once you make this, you’ll make it again and again. I promise! Why use those yucky store-bought plastic tubs of frosting? You can whip this up in no time!
I used this frosting for this cupcake “cake” I made recently.
Easy Buttercream Frosting
1 cup butter, room temperature
8 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup or more of milk, half and half or heavy cream
In a large mixing bowl, whip the softened butter until light and creamy…..about 2 minutes. Gradually add the powdered sugar, starting at low speed. Add liquid a little at a time, increasing speed. Add enough liquid until you have your desired consistency. Whip for approximately 2 minutes.
Frost your cake or cupcakes. This batch will frost 30 cupcakes, a 2 layer round cake, or a 9×13 sheet cake.
Store any leftover frosting in the refrigerator. Allow to come to room temperature before spreading.
Note: If the weather is warm, the cake or cupcakes should be chilled and allowed to come to room temp before serving.