Quick Homemade Buttermilk Frosting Recipe

Quick Homemade Buttermilk Frosting Recipe

Sometimes you just have to switch things up a little bit and add a tangy twist to your regular buttercream! This recipe is everything you love about creamy, fluffy buttercream frosting but with the addition of delicious buttermilk to add another level of rich flavor. The best part is, it goes great with all of your favorite chocolate, vanilla and even red velvet cake or cupcake recipes.
  • Prep10 min
  • Total Time15 min
  • Skill LevelBeginner
    Amount3 1/2 cups


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  1. In a large bowl, beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth, about 1 minute.
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down bottom and sides of bowl as necessary. When all of the sugar has been mixed in, icing may appear dry.
  3. Add buttermilk and vanilla, and beat on low speed until combined. Increase speed to medium and beat until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.


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