Raspberry Buttercream Frosting

I made these wonderful little cupcakes when my son was getting ready to leave for college.  I remembered that he really loves buttercream frosting, cake not so much, but buttercream frosting oh yeah!  So, I made some traditional buttercream with vanilla flavoring and also made some with raspberry flavoring.  They were the most yummy cupcakes ever!

I will not be sharing a recipe for the batter because I cheated and used a box cake mix.  I used a french vanilla mix and it worked really well with the frosting.  I figured my son was all about the frosting anyway.

Guess what?  He forgot to take them with him……aw shucks……I guess I will have to eat them, darn, a real bummer, not!!!!

So here it is!  Enjoy!


2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

3-4 cups confectioners sugar

1 Tbsp raspberry extract (or any flavor you like)

1-4 tbsp milk or heavy cream

a pinch of salt

 Beat butter on medium speed for a few minutes.  On low speed, add 3 cups of the sugar. Back on medium speed, add the raspberry extract, salt and 2 tbsp of the milk.  If frosting needs to be thicker add more of the sugar.  If it needs to be thinner add more of the milk. Enjoy friends!

Makes about 3 cups

This recipe adapted from www.savorysweetlife.com.


18 thoughts on “Raspberry Buttercream Frosting

  1. These make me want cupcakes NOW!!!! (What tip did you use to frost the cupcakes? They look like roses!)

  2. This is so pretty …. a big cupcake fan – but only to look at, love the art that goes into them … not a big fan of any kind of frosting

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