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Buttercream frosting is both delicious and easy to make. I have always preferred making my own frosting. I find the store bought frostings always have a strange taste to them, and are a strange consistency. When I had to start eating gluten free, I was happy to find that the way I have made buttercream frosting for years was in fact gluten free! Yay!

This GF frosting is so easy that my 6 year old can make it. Come to think of it, she would eat the whole bowl of frosting too if I let her.

This recipe works great for decorating sugar cookies, French Macaron filling and any time you need frosting. It’s a fun homemade way to spice up a boxed cake mix, which is exactly what I did today.

We baked a Betty Crocker Gluten Free Devil’s Food Cake and decorated it with this frosting. This GF cake mix tasted pretty good, but what the hell Betty Crocker? You can only get half a cake out of this mix. Who does that? #rude

We had plenty of frosting left over since this cake mix isn’t enough to make a standard two layer cake. We put the leftover frosting in the freezer and will use it the next time we make a small cake. This frosting freezes great so no point throwing it out when we can use it next time.

To make this gluten free frosting, place the powdered sugar, butter, milk and vanilla in a mixing bowl.

Throw them all in at the same time. No need to phase anything in.

Mix it up with a hand mixer until it is nice and smooth and that’s it!

Can’t get much more simple than that!

My daughter and I made this fun tray cake today using this gluten free frosting so we could practice our decorating skills.

We used McCormick Neon Food Coloring to make all the colors. McCormick will label their products if there is any gluten containing ingredients, and this food coloring has none. McCormick may change the ingredients in the future, but for now this food coloring was a fun way to use up our frosting.

We also used sprinkles from Cake Mate. None of the Cake Mate products contain gluten so I like to keep their products on hand.

Enjoy this Easy Gluten Free Buttercream Frosting!

Easy Gluten Free Buttercream Frosting

www.myeasyglutenfreelife.comA quick easy way to make gluten free buttercream frosting. Print Recipe Pin Recipe Prep Time 10 mins


  • 2 lbs Domino Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Whole Milk
  • 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 sticks Salted Butter


  • Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  • Use a hand mixer to mix all the ingredients together until the frosting is nice and smooth.


This gluten free frosting is great on sugar cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and even French Macarons. I take any leftover frosting and freeze it. I leave it on the counter to thaw, then use it like I would with fresh frosting. ** To make this dairy free, use shortening, or a non dairy butter substitute such as Country Crock Plant Butter, and use water instead of the milk. 

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