Pumpkin Pie Spice cupcakes

Basic Buttercream Frosting

Author cookwcharacter


  • 1 lb confectioner's sugar
  • 1 cup butter, margarine, or a mixture of both
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Cream the butter until light and fluffy.

  2. Add in your confectioner's sugar and vanilla, beating for 2-3 minutes, or until mixture is getting lighter and well combined. 

  3. Add in the milk, a tablespoon at a time and whip the frosting for a minute between additions. Continue adding until it reaches the consistency you like. Be aware - adding too much liquid will make your frosting too runny, so go slow!