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a white bowl with buttercream frosting on a marble board

American Buttercream

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Traci
A simple yet absolutely delicious frosting!


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


  • With an electric 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.


  • 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.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 551kcal | Carbohydrates: 124g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 133mg | Sugar: 122g | Vitamin A: 259IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 1mg