Buttercream Frosting

November 1, 2013 by Kari Karch

The smoothest, most decadent frosting is always homemade!


preparation time
5 mins

cook time




1 cup unsalted butter softened

3 cup confectioner's sugar sifted

0.25 teaspoons table salt

1 tablespoons vanilla extract

4 tablespoons heavy cream


Step 1

Beat butter for a few minutes with a mixer with the paddle attachment on medium speed. Add 3 cups of powdered sugar and turn your mixer on the lowest speed (so the sugar doesn't blow everywhere) until the sugar has been incorporated with the butter.

Step 2

Increase mixer speed to medium and add vanilla extract, salt, and 2 tablespoons of cream and beat for 3 minutes. If your frosting needs a more stiff consistency, add remaining sugar. If your frosting needs to be thinned out, add remaining cream 1 tablespoons at a time.

Kari Karch

Kari Karch is a 19-year veteran of the culinary industry, creator of Kiss the Cook, and the head chef and spokesperson for the Kenmore brand. She has made many notable appearances on ABC Morning News, on WGN, on the Cooking Channel and as a judge for the World Food Championships.