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American Buttercream

American Buttercream

American Buttercream

Using only one bowl and four ingredients, you can whip up a batch of this easy and classic vanilla American Buttercream in just 15 minutes so try it today!

Preparation Time15 Minutes


  • 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Pinch fine salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk



Combine the butter, sugar and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or in a large bowl if using a handheld electric mixer).


Mix on low speed until mostly incorporated. Add the vanilla, increase the speed to medium-high and mix until smooth.


Adjust the consistency with milk as desired. Use immediately, or refrigerate in an airtight container up to 3 days.


Allow to come to room temperature and mix on medium-high until smooth.

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