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American Buttercream

Sweet, delicious icing made with butter, powdered sugar and flavoring to enhance any baked good! Cakes, cupcakes, cookies brownies...

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 Pound Unsalted Butter Room temperature
  • 1 3/4 Pounds Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Almond extract Optional
  • 0-2 Tbsp Heavy cream Optional


  1. 1. Cream butter with an electric or stand mixer until light in color and fluffy. 

    2. Scrape bowl and add powdered sugar and flavorings. 

    3. Mix until incorporated and continue to mix for 1-2 more minutes on medium speed. 

    4. Assess consistency and add heavy cream if a lighter, less dense consistency is wanted. 

    5. Enjoy, color if desired and decorate on your favorite baked goods.