Perfect Buttercream Frosting

Serving Size: 2 1/2 cups Prep Time: 7 minutes Cook Time: N/A


1 cup Butter (Softened, not melted)
3-4 cups Icing Sugar (Sifted)
1/4 tsp Salt
2 1/2 tsp Almond Extract (Or Vanilla Extract)
3-4 tbs Heavy Cream (Or milk)


  1. Cream the butter with a stand or hand mixer on medium speed.
  2. Sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder into the bowl with the butter.
  3. Mix again on the lowest speed so that the dry ingredients don't go flying! Blend until the sugar and cocoa are completely soaked up by the butter.
  4. Increase the mixer speed and add in the almond extract (or vanilla), salt and milk (or cream). Beat until well mixed.
  5. If the frosting needs a stiffer consistency, add more sugar. If it is too thick, add more milk 1 tablespoon at a time.

For chocolate version:

Add 1/2 cup cocoa and an extra 1/4 tsp of salt.

*Original recipe found on the Savory Sweet Life website.