One Frosting - Many Variations
One Frosting - Many Variations
Go crazy and make your own bold flavors with this light and airy buttercream frosting recipe.


  • 1½ cups (340g/12oz) butter, at room temperature
  • 5⅔ cups (680g/1lb 8oz) confectioners' sugar, sifted*
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk or cream
  • pinch of salt


  1. In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment or using an electric hand mixer whip the butter until light and creamy for about 7-8 minutes on medium/high speed.
  2. Once the butter is pale in color and light slowly add in the sifted confectioners' sugar one spoon at a time on medium speed. Let the sugar fully incorporate before adding in more sugar.
  3. Add the vanilla extract, salt and milk or cream.
  4. Whip on high speed for another 3-4 minutes until very light, creamy, and fluffy.
  5. Add in the flavorings of your choice to create your desired flavor.


Strawberry Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup (21/2oz/75g) fresh or frozen strawberries, pureed and strained

Chocolate Frosting:

  • 1 1/3 cups (51/3oz/160g) cocoa powder

Coffee Frosting:

  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso dissolved in 2 tablespoons of water

Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting:

  • 3 teaspoons mint extract
  • 1/2 cup (3oz/90g) chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 drop green food coloring (optional)

Peanut butter Frosting:

  • 3/4 cup (6oz/180g) smooth peanut butter

Vanilla Frosting:

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract , total for the batch.

Lemon Frosting:

  • Zest of 2 lemons
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