Homemade Buttercream

Today, we’re making a timeless classic that is an absolute must-have in your culinary repertoire: Homemade Buttercream. If you’re wondering why you should bother making buttercream at home, let me tell you—it’s a game-changer. It takes only 15 minutes of prep time to whip up 2 to 3 cups of this sumptuous frosting. The flavor is irresistibly rich, sweet, and so much better than any store-bought version. It holds its shape remarkably well, which makes it the perfect choice for frosting cakes, cupcakes, and just about any dessert that needs a sweet, creamy touch. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make. This recipe is very straightforward and you don’t need to be an expert baker to pull it off. The end result is a buttercream that’s smooth, fluffy, and utterly delicious. Trust me, once you make this homemade buttercream, you’ll never look back.

Why You’ll Love Homemade Buttercream

  • Quick and Simple: All you need is 15 minutes and a few staple ingredients to make this homemade buttercream. It’s incredibly easy, making it perfect for both beginners and seasoned bakers.
  • Rich Flavor: This isn’t just any frosting; this is a rich, luxurious buttercream. The flavor is unmatched and adds a gourmet touch to any dessert.
  • Highly Versatile: Homemade Buttercream is like a blank canvas. You can add flavors, colors, or even fillings to make it your own. Its adaptability is one of its greatest features.
  • Ideal for Decorating: The consistency of this buttercream is perfect for piping and decorating. Whether you’re doing intricate lacework or simply spreading it, this frosting won’t let you down.
  • Generous Quantity: With a yield of 2 to 3 cups, this recipe ensures that you have enough buttercream to cover a multi-layer cake or a large batch of cupcakes. No more running out of frosting halfway through decorating!

What You Need To Make Homemade Buttercream

Kitchen Items you will need:

  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Hand mixer

Ingredients You Need To Make Homemade Buttercream

  • Butter, room temperature
  • Powdered sugar
  • Heavy cream

How To Make Homemade Buttercream

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Add the butter, sugar, and heavy cream to a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix until smooth.
  3. Assess the consistency. Depending on the type of butter used, you may need to add additional heavy cream to achieve the desired firmness.

Commonly Asked Questions

What Type of Butter Should I Use?

The quality of butter can significantly affect your buttercream, so opt for a good-quality unsalted butter.

How Can I Use This Buttercream?

This homemade buttercream is perfect for cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and even doughnuts. Its rich, creamy texture makes it a versatile frosting.

Can I Double the Recipe?

Yes, you can double or even triple the recipe to suit your needs. Just make sure to adjust the mixing time accordingly.

How Do I Store the Leftover Buttercream?

You can store leftover buttercream in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. When you’re ready to use it again, let it reach room temperature and give it a quick mix.


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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 3 cups


  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Mixing Bowl
  • hand mixer


  • 2 cups butter room temp
  • 6 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream you may need up to 2 additional depending on butter used


  • In a mixing bowl add the butter, sugar and heavy cream.
  • Mix until smooth.
  • The type of butter will determine if you need additional heavy
cream. This frosting is a firmer frosting to hold its shape.
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What’s not to love about homemade buttercream? First off, it’s incredibly straightforward to make. Even if you’re new to baking, this recipe is simple enough to guarantee success on your first try. Secondly, the flavor and texture are just phenomenal. It’s rich, it’s creamy, and it elevates any dessert from ordinary to exceptional. And let’s not forget the sheer satisfaction of creating something so delicious from scratch. Once you’ve tasted this homemade buttercream, it will undoubtedly become your go-to frosting for all your sweet creations. So go ahead, take the plunge, and add this indispensable recipe to your baking arsenal.

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