Basic Buttercream Frosting

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Smiling in Texas

Plain buttercream.

Top Review by Margie99

This was good stuff. It makes a lot, I had enough to frost a sheet cake and had plenty for the kids to decorate the cake with. I love that I could add more powdered sugar to make it a little thicker. My kids had a ball decorating it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all the ingredients in large mixing bowl and mix at slow speed until smooth.
  2. If stiffer icing is needed, or if the weather is very warm, add a little extra sugar.
  3. This recipe is enough to cover and fill a 9 by 13-inch sheet cake or 2 (9-inch) layers.

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