Grandma’s Buttercream Frosting

“Nice basic recipe for frosting cakes and cupcakes, but it doesn’t lend well to doing any advanced decorating. See Cake Celebration recipes for good piping and more advanced techniques.” – Calla Ferre

Grandma’s Buttercream Frosting

Course: Frostings & Fillings


  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 2 Cups Confectioner’s Sugar Sifted
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons Cream


  • Beat butter, cream and vanilla together. Gradually beat in confectioner’s sugar.

1953 Recipe – Jean Hansen