Recipe Time: Best EVER Buttercream

Y’all.  If you haven’t made buttercream from scratch yet, let me enlighten you.  It is SUPER easy.  Like, quite possibly, the easiest recipe I’ve ever made.  And it is delicious, and fluffy, and light, and, in the words of my husband, “good”.


Plus, it’s a HUGE hit every single time I make it.

Yeah...that's not lipstick. That's icing, baby!

Yeah…that’s not lipstick. That’s icing, baby!

That's how we eat cupcakes in this family.

That’s how we eat cupcakes in this family.

My family and friends request it any time there is a need for cake.  I have spoiled them (and myself honestly) so much that none of us can stand store bought frosting anymore.  And this morning I shared my maaaaad cupcake decorating skills 😉 with my local MOPS (Mothers of PreSchoolers) and they have requested my icing recipe.  And since I love them (and you!) I am going to share it with you lovely people.

It’s almost embarrassing how easy it is.

Let’s get started!

This recipe has four simple ingredients, and that’s it! Butter (I prefer salted), Powdered Sugar, Vanilla, and Milk.

Your butter should be soft.  I asked my husband to give me an example of something soft like butter, and he said, and I quote,

“All I can come up with is a poop joke.”

So, let’s just say your butter should be soft.  Leave it on your counter for a couple of hours and it’ll be just right. If you need it to be softened quickly, just stick it under a glass on it’s end and it’ll be soft in about 10 minutes. 🙂 DON’T TRY THE MICROWAVE unless you’re watching it really really closely.  If you soften it too much you won’t be able to use it for your icing!


Put it in your mixing bowl with your powdered sugar.  Turn it on low for a few seconds until it starts to come together.

After the butter and sugar has become one (don’t worry, they’ve already exchanged vows), add your vanilla and a splash of milk.  (This is also the time that you would add food coloring if you would like to)  Turn it on high, and then…

Wait for it…

That’s it.  For. Real. Let the mixer run for about 4-5 minutes until the icing is nice and fluffy.  And it’s done.

Plop it in a piping bag, grab your off-set spatula, or just snatch up a butter knife and get to frosting.


Different ways you can use your awesome buttercream!

If you give this recipe a try, let us know what you think!

Follow this link to the best EVER buttercream recipe - from Sprinkles and Sawdust!

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Follow this link to the best EVER buttercream recipe - from Sprinkles and Sawdust!

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  1. This looks delish! I need an excuse for cake now~

    I should share this with my mom who loves baking stuff.

    Also, cute idea for a blog!

  2. My mom use to make buttercream frosting when I was a kid. It was so delicious, but I never got the recipe. I will definitely be trying this easy recipe.

  3. I had no idea it was so easy to make buttercream! Thank you so much! I can’t wait to try this out!

  4. This looks so easy and the results are beautiful!! May have to try this for my daughter’s baptism!!

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