Simple Recipe American Buttercream


Hey there, cake enthusiasts! Are you ready to embark on a deliciously sweet journey into the world of cake decorating? Well, you're in for a treat because today we're going to dive into the wonderful world of American buttercream. Trust me, this is one recipe you don't want to miss!

Now, before we get started, I must give credit where credit is due. I stumbled upon a fantastic TikTok video by the talented Bon Appétit by Fati, and it's her recipe that I'll be sharing with you today. So, a big shout-out to Fati for this amazing American buttercream recipe!

Alright, let's get down to business. What exactly is American buttercream, you ask? Well, it's a creamy and luscious frosting that's perfect for covering cakes, piping decorations, and adding a delightful touch of sweetness to any baked creation. Plus, it's incredibly easy to make!

Here's what you'll need for this scrumptious American buttercream:


- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

- 4 cups powdered sugar

- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

- 2 tablespoons heavy cream (you can also use milk if you prefer)

Now that we've got our ingredients lined up, it's time to whip up this delectable frosting. Here's how it's done:

Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, cream the softened butter until it's nice and fluffy. You can use a stand mixer, a handheld mixer, or even good old-fashioned elbow grease!

Step 2: Gradually add the powdered sugar to the creamed butter. Be sure to sift the powdered sugar beforehand to avoid any lumps in your buttercream. Trust me, lumps are not the kind of surprise you want in your frosting!

Step 3: Add the vanilla extract to the butter and sugar mixture. This will give your buttercream that wonderful aroma and flavor we all know and love.

Step 4: Finally, pour in the heavy cream (or milk) to bring it all together. Start with a tablespoon at a time and mix until you reach your desired consistency. You want it to be smooth and spreadable, but not too thin.

And there you have it, folks! A delectable batch of homemade American buttercream ready to elevate your cakes to the next level. Go ahead and slather it on your favorite cake flavors, or grab a piping bag and get creative with your decorations. The possibilities are endless!

I must say, this American buttercream recipe is an absolute game-changer. The rich and velvety texture, combined with the perfect amount of sweetness, will make your taste buds sing with joy. Plus, it's so versatile that you can customize it with different flavors and colors to suit any occasion.

So, whether you're a seasoned cake decorator or a beginner looking to dip your toes into the sugary world of frosting, this American buttercream recipe is a must-try. Give it a go, and prepare to be blown away by the sheer deliciousness it brings to your cakes.

And remember, folks, the key to a successful cake is love, creativity, and a generous dollop of buttercream. Happy decorating!