Buttermilk Frosting

Southern Living
Buttermilk Frosting Recipe

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Makes 4 1/2 cups


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1 cup butter, softened
1 (32-oz.) package powdered sugar
5 to 8 Tbsp. buttermilk
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt


Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 10 Minutes

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer 1 minute. Gradually add powdered sugar alternately with 5 Tbsp. buttermilk. Beat at low speed until blended. Stir in lemon juice, vanilla, and salt. If desired, add up to 3 Tbsp. buttermilk, 1 Tbsp. at a time; beat to desired consistency.

Created date

November 2014