Buttercream Frosting

  • Author: Melissa


Here is a simple buttercream frosting. You can use gel coloring to add color.



  • 11/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 6 cups (680 grams) confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 23 tablespoons milk


  1. In the stand mixer, or using a handheld mixer, beat the butter until it is smooth and creamy.
  2. Add in the salt and the confectioner’s sugar in several additions and mix until combined.
  3. Then, add in the vanilla and 2 tablespoons of milk and mix well. If you prefer a thinner consistency go ahead and add in the remaining milk.
  4. Beat for 2-3 minutes to get it light and fluffy.