Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Jump To Recipe
Avatar Author's default profile picture
Paula Spencer Modified: March 21, 2022
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe

How To Make Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

An awesome recipe for vanilla buttercream frosting for your baking needs! A versatile frosting that’s smooth with a buttery texture and wonderful vanilla.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes



  • 1cupunsalted butterroom temperature
  • 5cupspowdered sugar
  • 2tbspvanilla extract
  • ½cuheavy whipping cream
  • 1pinchsaltto taste


  1. Place butter in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.

  2. Add sugar, one cup at a time, and beat until combined. Beat in vanilla extract.

  3. Add cream, a little at a time, and beat on high speed until light and fluffy. Continue adding cream until desired texture and firmness is reached.

  4. Add a pinch of salt and beat until combined.

  5. Spread or pipe onto cake or cupcakes.


  • Calories: 171.87kcal
  • Fat: 8.07g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.10g
  • Trans Fat: 0.31g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.10g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.30g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.11g
  • Sugar: 24.62g
  • Protein: 0.10g
  • Cholesterol: 21.80mg
  • Sodium: 8.18mg
  • Calcium: 3.34mg
  • Potassium: 5.17mg
  • Iron: 0.02mg
  • Vitamin A: 69.08µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.01mg
Chat Bubble Icon Share your own special recipe
Submit Your Own Recipe

Have your own special recipe to share? Submit Your Recipe Today!

Related Recipes

Pies & Pastries

Ginger Peach Pie Recipe

Juicy peaches and ginger star in this mouthwatering peach pie that offers the right amount of sweetness and cinnamon spice in a flaky, buttery pie crust.
4 hrs


Grilled Chicken Caprese Pasta Recipe

This chicken caprese pasta is made with soft pasta tossed with rich and roasted pasta sauce, chicken breasts, cheese, and sweet tomatoes baked until golden.
1 hr


Gluten-Free Banana Oat Waffles Recipe

The oat flour made this banana oat waffles a healthy, gluten-free breakfast perfect for a hearty meal to start your day. It is simple to make too.
35 mins

Breads & Doughs

Garlic Cheese Bread Recipe

This creamy and hearty garlic cheese bread will make your weeknight special. Slice bread topped with cheese and spices then broiled to a cheesy finish.
15 mins


Light Shrimp Parmigiana Recipe

Enjoy the savory combination of tomato sauce and Italian seasoning with this crunchy and light shrimp parmigiana sandwich without the calorie guilt.
30 mins


Gingersnap-Cream Cookie Cups Recipe

These sweet little cookie cups are tasteful treats, made with whole wheat flour, ginger, and molasses, then swirled with a tasty cream cheese topping!
57 mins

Pan-Fry & Skillet

Garlic Herb Chicken and Veggies Recipe

There's something inviting about the combined aroma and flavors of garlic lemon, thyme, and rosemary. And you can find it in our garlic herb chicken recipe.
32 mins

Breads & Doughs

Ham & Cheese Egg Dippers Recipe

You'll love these Ham and Cheese Egg Dippers that are made with a tasty butter-fried bread filled with ham and cheese, then served with boiled eggs!
10 mins

Leave a comment

Replying to