Homemade Buttercream Frosting

Homemade Buttercream Frosting is one of the best basic recipes to have on hand. This classic recipe makes enough pillowy frosting for 24 cupcakes or a 9-inch layer cake.

Of all the recipes on My Baking Addiction, this Homemade Buttercream Frosting is definitely the recipe that I make the most in my kitchen. In fact, it’s probably the most requested recipe amongst family and friends – well, maybe the second most requested next to My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Whether I’m whipping up cupcakes, cake, or cookies, this Homemade Buttercream Frosting is the perfect way to top just about anything.

I can’t tell you how many times people have said, “I could eat this with a spoon!” And I’ve actually made this for my aunt’s co-worker to do just that. She would put a serving in a little bowl and snack on it while watching her favorite TV shows.

Guys, it’s THAT good!


1 cup of butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream


1-Using a stand or hand mixer, blend butter until smooth & creamy.
2-Add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time until fully incorporated.
3-Add vanilla and mix well.
4-Add heavy whipping cream and blend well until full mixed in.
5-Fill pipping bag and pipe onto cake or cupcakes.

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