Buttercream Recipe - Cake Decorating Basics

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Sep. 11, 2014

People's favorite Buttercream Frosting or Icing recipe. Buttercream is a mix of Butter, Sugar, Cream and Vanilla mixed together to form such a frosting that can be used as a filling of a cake, or topping/icing of a cake. This is and can be used in any cake, and this can be flavored into any flavor. Whether its chocolate buttercream, lemon buttercream, strawberry, etc.. This light, fluffy, creamy, sweet icing is adored by almost everyone.


Unsalted butter 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (((Room temperature)))
Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs) , sifted
Cream/Low fat cream 1 1/2 Tablespoon
Vanilla 2 Drop (((few drops as per taste)))




In a mixing bowl, add butter. Preferably use hand mixer and mix it well. It would work best if the butter is at room temperature.

Add in the sugar in batches and beat it well.

Add ½ tablespoon cream and beat. Add more if required.

Add vanilla to flavor the butter cream. Beat it for 4-5 mins till the butter cream is fluffy.



Put the buttercream in a piping bag and decorate away.


Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 1260Calories from Fat 410

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 46 g70.8%

Saturated Fat 29 g145%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 47 mg1.96%

Total Carbohydrates 217 g72.3%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 207 g

Protein 1 g2%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet