Classic Buttercream Frostings

4 cups
15 min prep time
15 min total time

Ingredients

Vanilla Buttercream

1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) Vermont Creamery Sea Salt Cultured Butter- 82% Butterfat softened

4 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup heavy whipping cream

1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

Caramel Buttercream

1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) Vermont Creamery Sea Salt Cultured Butter- 82% Butterfat softened

2/3 cup dulce de leche

1/4 teaspoon salt

4 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Chocolate Buttercream

1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) Vermont Creamery Sea Salt Cultured Butter- 82% Butterfat softened

4 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa

1/4 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup heavy whipping cream

2 (1-ounce) squares bittersweet baking chocolate, melted

Directions

  • STEP 1

    Vanilla Buttercream:  Beat butter in bowl at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar and salt, alternately with half & half and vanilla, beating at low speed and scraping bowl often, until well mixed and fluffy.

  • STEP 2

    Caramel Buttercream:  Beat butter in bowl at medium speed until creamy. Add dulce de leche and beat until well combined. Gradually add powdered sugar and salt, beating at low speed and scraping bowl often, until well mixed and fluffy.

  • STEP 3

    Chocolate Buttercream:  Place butter into medium bowl. Beat, using electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Beat at low speed, gradually adding powdered sugar, cocoa, and salt alternately with whipping cream, and scraping bowl often, until well mixed and fluffy. Stir in melted chocolate.