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Perfect Whipped Buttercream

Piping the perfect frosting swirl has never been easier!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Perfect Whipped Buttercream
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


  • Beat butter in bowl of stand mixer with whisk attachment on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. (about 3 minutes)
  • Add vanilla and almond extract.
  • With mixer on low, slowly add in confectioners' sugar , milk, and salt; frequently scrape sides and bottom of bowl.
  • Once incorporated, whip frosting for at least 3 minutes on medium high to high. (My mixer went for 7 minutes)
  • If frosting is too thick to spread, gradually beat in additional milk.
  • Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Rewhip before using.