Creamy Buttercream Frosting


The success of this frosting is in the technique, not the ingredients. It's so creamy and not too sweet.

2 layer cake


  • 2 cups butter, softened

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar


  1. In a large bowl, Whip the butter on high speed, occasionally scraping down the sides of the bowl. Whip until double in volume. This takes a very long time, approximately 10 minutes.

  2. While still whipping, drizzle in the heavy cream. Continue whipping until the mixture is stiff, approximately 2 to 4 minutes.

  3. Add 1/2 of the confectioners sugar and whip until smooth. At this point, you can taste the frosting and determine if you would like to add more sugar to sweeten to taste.

  4. Thickly frosts top and sides of two 9 inch cakes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

380 Calories
38g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 380
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 49%
Saturated Fat 24g 120%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 226mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 22mg 2%
Potassium 24mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.