American Buttercream Frosting for 6 cupcakes
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American Buttercream Frosting, sweet and smooth, and great for using on cupcakes and cakes.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6 cupcakes
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  1. In a bowl with a mixer or whisk, cream butter until smooth.
  2. Add in powdered sugar, vanilla, and heavy cream (or milk)
  3. Add in food coloring if desired (I used hot pink and super red to create the color on these cupcakes)
  4. If you want to pipe on a lot of frosting for each cupcake double the frosting recipe.
Recipe by Created by Diane at