Although we could wax poetic about the many techniques of making buttercream, let's keep things simple, tasty and most importantly, foolproof. Is that a freshly baked cake we smell?
11 Easy Buttercream Frosting Recipes
Very Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
It isn’t cloyingly sweet, and rather than tasting like butter or sugar, it has a lovely vanilla flavor.
The Perfect Piping Buttercream
Whether you’re decorating cookies or the sides of a cake, it’s important to work with frosting that’ll hold its shape. Here, exactly the recipe you need—plus tips on how to color it (hint: only use gel food coloring).
Favorite Chocolate Buttercream
We’re tempted to call this recipe “basic,” although it’s anything but. It has all the rich and chocolaty flavor of a brownie, in silky frosting form.
Fresh Lemon Buttercream Frosting
This speedy recipe is light, fluffy and oh-so citrusy, thanks to the zest of two whole lemons. A smidgen of cream cheese adds extra lusciousness.
Cashew Buttercream Frosting
Vegan and naturally sweetened, this thick and creamy recipe has truly got it going on. Raw soaked cashews, coconut milk and sea salt are just a few of the simple, pretty good-for-you ingredients.
Marshmallow Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
Start with a classic vanilla buttercream recipe—then mix in an entire tub of marshmallow Fluff. Just like that, you’ve got frosting so delicious, you could eat it by the spoonful.
Naturally Colored Buttercream Frosting
Five DIY food dyes create vibrant frosting colors: spirulina, turmeric, freeze-dried strawberries, matcha and freeze-dried blueberries. Finally, frosting you can feel great about.
Low-carb Chocolate Buttercream
Hold up. Keto chocolate buttercream exists!? It’s made with unsweetened chocolate, cocoa powder, butter, coconut oil and a low-carb fruit-based sweetener.
Pink Peppermint Buttercream Frosting
Bookmark this recipe for fall. It’ll come in handy when you need to whip up a festive dessert and don’t feel like making a batch of cookies.
Sugar Free Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting
Psst: This recipe calls for just three ingredients and is tasty on cookies, brownies and cupcakes galore.
Dairy-free Buttercream Frosting
Simply replace real butter with vegan butter and whipping cream with non-dairy milk.