Whipped Buttercream Frosting

The Best Whipped Homemade Buttercream Frosting

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Rich, creamy whipped homemade buttercream frosting! My mouth waters just saying the words. Yum! I love this frosting.

Buttercream frosting spreads easily and adds a richness to any cake or cookie it is on. It can be colored to decorate a fancy cake or leave it beautifully white. This frosting recipe whips up quickly and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Accidental Greatness

My husband says I have finally mastered buttercream frosting with this recipe. On a whim, I used whipping cream instead of milk as my mother’s recipe calls for. It turned out great!

This homemade buttercream frosting is not greasy like you get if you use shortening. Gross! This is pure smooth, creamy deliciousness


I like to leave it white and decorate it with chocolate chips, sprinkles, crushed candy bars or cookies. Decorate a chocolate cake with this whipped buttercream icing and add some sliced strawberries…..oh, chocolate covered strawberries and cream. WOW! You don’t get much better than that.

A little food coloring and you have a beautiful, spreadable, delicious icing for cupcakes. Add some seasonal cake picks and you’re party dessert is ready.

What you need

This homemade buttercream frosting consists of four ingredients; butter (not margarine), vanilla (I only user real vanilla), powdered sugar, and heavy whipping cream. If you do not have heavy whipping cream, you may substitute milk.

Homemade Buttercream Frosting

You will also need a mixer. A hand mixer will work but a stand mixer will make it easier. “>This is the one I use. For my birthday this year, my daughter gave me the ” target=”_blank”>pour shield for my mixer. I love it! It keeps me from making as big of a mess.

Best Homemade Whipped Buttercream Frosting

Whipping Butter

Set out 1 cup of butter to soften. Once it is soft, place it in your mixer and a beat until creamy. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and mix.

Homemade Buttercream Frosting

Gradually add powdered sugar, one cup at a time. Mixing well between.

Add heavy whipping cream, one tablespoon at a time until the frosting/icing reaches the desired consistancy.

(If you feel like you added too much cream, simply add a little more powdered sugar.)

Homemade Whipped Buttercream Frosting

I hope you enjoy this homemade buttercream frosting. It truly is one of my favorites. My other favorite is the icing for my homemade Texas Sheet Cake, it is a chocolate fudge-like icing that is sure make you smile.

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Homemade Whipped Buttercream Frosting

Real butter, real vanilla, powdered sugar and heavy whipping cream make this lite, creamy and rich.
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16


  • mixer
  • Measuring Spoons and cups


  • 1 cup real butter softened
  • 1 tsp real vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-5 tbsp heavy whipping cream


  • Place one cup of softened butter in bowl of mixer and whip until creamy.
  • Add vanilla and mix to combine.
  • Add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, one at a time, and mix well.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of heavy whipping cream and mix well.
  • Add another cup of powdered sugar, then 1-2 tablespoons of whipping cream and mix.
  • Add whipping cream until desired consistency. You may add more powdered sugar, one tablespoon at a time if needed.
Keyword buttercreamfrosting, buttercreamicing, cake, decoratorfrosting, frosting, icing, powderedsurgarfrosting, recipes, vanillafrosting
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2 thoughts on “The Best Whipped Homemade Buttercream Frosting”

  1. I love making cakes but nearly always buy the frosting. After reading this I might have to try making my own when I next bake. Thank you for sharing!

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