Sharing my favorite buttercream frosting recipe today!  You’ve got to try this simple Pumpkin Spice Buttercream for your next dessert! Good enough to enjoy with just a spoon.

Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Whipping up a favorite buttercream frosting recipe for you today!  Pumpkin style!!  Well, I’ve got a simple and out of this world delicious buttercream that is perfect for this season. It’s got Pumpkin Pie Spices which make it perfectly festive over brownies, cakes, cookies and just about everything!  Hope you enjoy.

Try my Peppermint Buttercream Frosting recipe too!  Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration.

You’ll need just a few delicious items to get started. You’ll also need just a couple splashes of milk which is not photographed.

Whip it all up and you get this amazing aromatic buttercream just begging to be eaten.

Pax literally could not keep his little fingers out of it, ha! Enjoy!

Tips For Making Buttercream Frosting

  • Make sure your butter or shortening is at room temperature before beating it. All the lumps should be completely beaten out before adding the sugar a little at a time or it will be impossible to get a smooth consistency.
  • Try not to overbeat the buttercream after all the ingredients have been added or you might add bubbles, which will ruin the texture of the icing.
  • You can make a buttercream frosting ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator. To soften, let stand at room temperature. When frosting softens, beat with an electric mixer.
  • Do not try and cover a freshly baked cake with chilled buttercream or it will simply fall to pieces. For the best results chill your cake and bring the icing to room temperature. You can also beat the buttercream for a few minutes to create great fluffy texture.
  • If you are covering a cake with buttercream make enough to do the entire job because it is difficult to recreate colors:
    • 9 x 13 cake needs about four cups icing
    • 12 x 18 cake needs about six cups icing
    • 9-inch round layer cake needs five cups icing
Pumpkin Spice Buttercream
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buttercream frosting, buttercream frosting recipe, buttercream icing, buttercream icing recipe, buttercream recipe, frosting for cakes
Servings: 12
Calories: 158 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  1. Place butter into stand mixer with whisk attachment, mix on high to mix well. Slowly add powdered sugar, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Add milk as needed to thin buttercream.
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Spice Buttercream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 158
% Daily Value*
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 3mg0%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Sugar 39g43%
Calcium 3mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.