American Buttercream

American Buttercream is one of the easiest frostings to make! It only requires four super simple ingredients and works for almost anything you can think of!

a white bowl with buttercream frosting on a marble board

To be totally honest with you, I grew up calling American Buttercream “frosting”. I didn’t know there were so many different kinds of buttercream as a kid! It wasn’t until a few years ago that I really learned the differences. There’s Swiss, French, Italian, and American!

I mean, how awesome is that?! Four different kinds of buttercream, all just as unique and delicious as the next.

a bowl of buttercream with a spreader on a marble board

The secret, so I’ve learned, with making American Buttercream is beating it on a high speed until it’s light and fluffy. You can literally do anything with this stuff!

Though, I kinda prefer to grab a spoon and take a couple bites. It’s seriously that good!

buttercream in a white bowl on a marble board

How to make american buttercream

The best part of American Buttercream is it’s simplicity. The first thing you need to do is get your butter out early so it has time to soften! The key to this buttercream is having room temperature butter.

Once your butter is at room temperature, get the rest of your ingredients out and measured. This will make your life easy as you go!

butter, a bowl of powdered sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla on a marble board

Next, add the butter to the mixer. Beat on a high speed until it is light and fluffy. This will take about 3-4 minutes.

butter beaten until light and fluffy in a mixer

Slowly add the powdered sugar one cup at a time. Make sure to beat it well after each addition!

powdered sugar being added to butter

Now add the cream and vanilla and beat until well incorporated.

vanilla and cream added to buttercream

See? Super easy and absolutely delicious!

Expert Tips:

  • Use room temperature butter.
  • Beat the frosting until light in fluffy after each additional ingredient is added.
  • Make sure to scrape down the sides to ensure everything is completely incorporated.
buttercream in a white bowl on a marble board

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a white bowl with buttercream frosting on a marble board

American Buttercream

Traci
A simple yet absolutely delicious frosting!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Frostings
Cuisine American
Servings 4 cups
Calories 533 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 ½ cups butter room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream

Instructions

  • In a mixer, beat butter until light and fluffy.
  • Add powdered sugar one cup at a time, beating well in between each addition.
  • Stir in vanilla and heavy cream.

Notes

  • Use room temperature butter.
  • Beat the frosting until light in fluffy after each additional ingredient is added.
  • Make sure to scrape down the sides to ensure everything is completely incorporated.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 533kcalCarbohydrates: 55gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 23gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 276mgSugar: 54g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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