Fluffy Buttercream Frosting

Fluffy Buttercream Frosting


"The secret of this light frosting is to mix it with a mixer for the recommended time at high speed. This incorporates air to make it light. 1-1/2 cups frosting is enough to frost the top of one 9 inch cake."


servings 126 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 126 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 3.5 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 24g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 30 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine all ingredients in bowl. Beat at low speed to mix. Beat at high speed until smooth and fluffy, approximately 5-10 minutes. If too stiff, beat in a few drops of water.
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  1. 71 Ratings


At first I saw some complaints about the frosting being runny...afterwards, I noticed that those who had problems w/ the frosting were "newbies" - key point and that's simply you need to make su...

Well, I'm certainly no "newbie," but I did have trouble with this frosting setting up. I had to make a number of corrections, including adding meringue powder, to make it right. I do have a fav...

I used almond extract instead of vanilla, I sifted the powdered sugar and I omitted the water because I didn't need it. I beat it on high for about 5 minutes using the whisk attachment on my mi...

This is a wonderful and easy buttercream frosting recipe. The longer you beat it the fluffier it will be. It sets up nicely when refrigerated, it would be perfect to use for decorating cakes aft...

I'm not sure I would call this a buttercream at all considering the tiny amount of butter. It's quite sweet also, toothache sweet. And am I the only one here who has problems with uncooked egg...

This was the worst frosting ever. It wasn't fluffy, it was creamy and runny. I let it mix on high forever, and nothing happened. It's not thick enough at all. I think I may have to add some flou...

It was rather good.

Great icing, very easy to make! Followed directions exactly and it set up perfectly. I made the icing in my Kitchenaid stand mixer with whisk attachment. I think making it in a metal or glass...

this came out more like an icing than a frosting didn't seem to set very well.