The Perfect Yellow Cupcake with a delicious Whipped Chocolate Buttercream!

Perfect Whipped Buttercream

Piping the perfect frosting swirl has never been easier!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Perfect Whipped Buttercream
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Amanda Rettke


  • 1 c 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 2 tsp. McCormick┬« Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp. McCormick┬« Pure Almond Extract
  • 32 oz confectioners' sugar sifted*
  • 2 -4 tablespoons whole milk or heavy whipping cream
  • pinch salt
  • *You can use as little as 4 cups if you want to decrease sugar


  1. Beat butter in bowl of stand mixer with whisk attachment on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. (about 3 minutes)

  2. Add vanilla and almond extract.
  3. With mixer on low, slowly add in confectioners' sugar , milk, and salt; frequently scrape sides and bottom of bowl.

  4. Once incorporated, whip frosting for at least 3 minutes on medium high to high. (My mixer went for 7 minutes)

  5. If frosting is too thick to spread, gradually beat in additional milk.
  6. Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Rewhip before using.