American buttercream frosting

American buttercream frosting

This easy classic american buttercream frosting is made with just 4 ingredients. It holds its shape. Great for cake decorating  and cupcake decorating!This classic American buttercream frosting recipe is what most of us grew up eating, especially here in the States and Canada.

It’s made with just FOUR simple ingredients: butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and milk.

It’s FIRM and holds its shapes and is perfect for cake decorating (especially wedding cakes) and cupcake decorating.

It’s also very soft and fluffy and really SWEET, which compliments rich chocolate cupcakes flawlessly.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tbsp milk or heavy cream (more or less based on desired consistency)
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