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a white bowl with buttercream frosting on a marble board

American Buttercream

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
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: 1Calories: 551kcalCarbohydrates: 124gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 99mgPotassium: 133mgSugar: 122gVitamin A: 259IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 110mgIron: 1mg

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