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All-Purpose American Buttercream

Simple and straightforward, the perfect easy frosting for cakes or cupcakes.

Prep Time: 10mins

(Mix) Time: 15mins

Total Time: 25mins

Specialty Equipment: Stand mixer preferably or a hand mixer.


250g unsalted butter

500g icing sugar

½ tbsp vanilla

¼ tsp salt

1 tbsp cream - single or double


  1. Add softened butter to stand mixer with the paddle attachment, and mix for 5mins on high-speed.

  2. Once Butter is fluffy and pale, add all the Icing Sugar and mix on lowest speed for 5mins. Use a spatula to scrape down the bowl, then mix again on medium speed for 5mins.

  3. Finally add the Cream, Salt and Vanilla, mix until well combined.

Tips and Tricks:

  1. Mix on lowest speed for 10 mins after the final step for super smooth silky buttercream.

  2. Use this buttercream to finish the decorations on our One-Bowl Cake Recipe!

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