Simple Buttercream Frosting


  • 1 pound powdered sugar (1 box)
  • 1/4 cup whole milk (or any milk of choice)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

For super creamy and fluffy buttercream frosting, start out by beating the butter on a low to medium speed for 3-5 minutes (you don’t have to do this step, but it makes the frosting oh so yummy!). Then add the vanilla, salt, and milk (Tip: I only use ¼ cup milk when frosting a cake that’s in a pan – if you don’t want your frosting as “liquidy,” simply use less milk.) Mix until all is blended, and then slowly add the powdered sugar (scraping down the sides of the bowl). Continue to beat on a medium speed for about 3-5 minutes, or until you can see that it is well blended.

This recipe creates a very creamy frosting that is seriously to die for!