Easy & Delicious Buttercream Frosting

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By Dawn Sturgeon
from Birmingham, AL

If you don't have a splatter shield for you mixer, drape a dish towel over top of the mixer. If you don't have a food processor, you can beat entirely in a mixer but it will take at least 45 minutes and won't be as fluffy.

serves Fills and frosts a 2-layer, 8" cake
prep time 30 Min


  • 8 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 c
    powdered sugar (10X preferred)
  • 3/4 c
    plus 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, chilled

How To Make

  • 1
    Divide butter into 1 Tbsp. pats. Place all ingredients in food processor and process on high until light and fluffy, about 8 minutes, scraping sides down once or twice.
  • 2
    Transfer mixture to mixing bowl. Using paddle attachment, beat on medium-high for about 20 minutes, stopping the mixer and scraping down the sides several times. The buttercream is ready when the color has changed to white. If not used within an hour, the buttercream will been to be whipped.

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