The BEST American Buttercream Recipe

1 & 1/2 cups unsalted butter 4 - 5 cups powdered sugar 1/3 cup heavy cream 1 tsp salt 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 tsp almond extract (optional)


Make sure butter and cream are at room temperature or they will not mix.

Important tip!

How to bring ingredients to room temp quickly

Beat the butter and 1 cup powdered sugar with an electric mixer on low to blend, then on high for 3 minutes.

Add 2 more cups of powdered sugar, the salt and extracts. Beat until the buttercream is completely smooth.

Check the consistency and add more powdered sugar if the buttercream is too thin.

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