Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe

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Paula Published: November 13, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021
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
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