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Easy Buttercream Recipe

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

A simple recipe for Vanilla Buttercream frosting that is perfect for cupcakes and cakes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword buttercream, cake, cake mix, cupcakes, frosting, icing
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 118kcal


  • 1 1/2 cup of butter
  • 6 cups powdered sugar scooped and leveled
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or milk


  • In a bowl or stand mixer (with a paddle attachment), whip up room temperature butter to the mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Add powdered sugar slowly.
  • Add vanilla and creamer or milk.
  • Blend on LOW for about 30 seconds, then whip on HIGH for 4-5 minutess until the buttercream is fluffy and it doubles in volume.


Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 29g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg