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The BEST EVER Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Best Buttercream Frosting

This Buttercream Frosting recipe is simple, but absolutely perfectly delicious.  It is light and fluffy with a hint of vanilla flavor and just the right amount of sweet.  I am told time after time that it is the best tasting buttercream frosting!
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  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 32 oz bag powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2-1 cup heavy cream


  • Beat the butter, vanilla, and salt with an electric mixer until combined.
  • Gradually alternate adding the powdered sugar and heavy cream until all of the sugar is added and the frosting reaches your desired consistency.
  • Store covered until ready to use.  Enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

  • Frosting can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.
  • This recipe is naturally gluten free, although the serving ideas may not be.
Nutrition facts provided based on my best estimation for the recipe and may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you make to the recipe.  I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use for the most accurate calculation.
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Nutrition Information:

Serving: 2tbspCalories: 285kcal (14%)Carbohydrates: 43g (14%)Protein: 0gFat: 13g (20%)Saturated Fat: 8g (50%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 41mg (14%)Sodium: 157mg (7%)Potassium: 0mgFiber: 0gSugar: 43g (48%)Vitamin A: 0IUVitamin C: 0mgCalcium: 0mgIron: 0mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)