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buttercream frosting

Homemade Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Linda Appiah
This vanilla buttercream frosting recipe is very simple to make and spread easily onto cakes and other baked goods.
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 11 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 235 kcal


  • 2 cups (450g) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 5 cups (625g) powdered sugar/ icing sugar/confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk or cream
  • Pinch of salt


  • In a medium bowl or stand mixer bowl, cream the butter until creaming or about 30 seconds. Always use paddle attachment for cream and not the whisk.
  • At a low speed add the powdered sugar one cup at a time until all is added to the creamed butter. After all the sugar is mixed increase the speed of the mixer to a medium speed and mix for about 2 minutes, until the frosting is smooth and creamy.
  • Scrape the sides of bowl, add the vanilla extract, milk, salt, and beat for additional 4 minutes or until light and creamy. Before using the frosting, use a rubber spatula to stir the mixture to get rid of any air bubble and get a creamy buttercream.
  • Keep the buttercream covered with a damp cloth until ready to use.


Calories: 235kcal
Keyword buttercream icing, buttercrean frosting, vanilla buttercream
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