11 Easy Buttercream Frosting Recipes

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?

This 2-Ingredient Frosting Is Healthy and Delicious

Cupcake Project

Very Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

It isn’t cloyingly sweet, and rather than tasting like butter or sugar, it has a lovely vanilla flavor.

The Creative Bite

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).

Sally's Baking Addiction

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.

Spend with Pennies

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.

Minimalist Baker

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.

A Pretty Life In the Suburbs

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.

Spoons Out Cookie Dough Marshmallow Fluff Is a Thing

Lexis Clean Kitchen

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.

All Day I Dream About Food

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.

The Butter Half

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 Mom

Sugar Free Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting

Psst: This recipe calls for just three ingredients and is tasty on cookies, brownies and cupcakes galore.

Minimalist Baker

Dairy-free Buttercream Frosting

Simply replace real butter with vegan butter and whipping cream with non-dairy milk.

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