This is the most delicious frosting I have ever made! Once you try this and see how easy it is to make I’m sure you will agree! I start off using a kitchen aid with the paddle attachment. This makes the frosting light and fluffy without all the air bubbles. No air bubbles means it’s easier to frosting a cake with.
I start by whipping the butter until it is light a fluffy. Next I add in the vanilla and mix till well blended. Now is the time I add a pinch of salt, this helps cut down on the sweet taste of the frosting. So it is not over powering.
Then I add in 1 cup at a time of the powdered sugar until it is all mixed in. Make sure you scrape the sides of the bowl every now and then to fully incorporate the ingredients.
Lastly add in the heavy whipping cream. Just add more whipping cream if you prefer a lighter frosting. Just remember the lighter the frosting the harder it is to work with while decorating.
The finally step once everything is combined is to let the mixer run on medium and whip the frosting for a about 2 minutes. This helps remove any air bubbles that may be in the frosting.
American Buttercream Frosting
- 3 Cups of butter, room temp
- 12 Cups powdered sugar
- 2 Teaspoons vanilla
- Pinch of salt
- 1/3 Cup whipping cream
- Whip butter using a kitchen aid with paddle attachment
- Add vanilla
- Add salt
- Slowly add powdered sugar one cup at a time
- Add whipping cream
- Mix frosting on medium for 2 minutes to remove air bubbles
- Hand mix right before using.