Our vanilla buttercream frosting recipe is a classic, whimsical topping that comes together in less than 10 minutes. We’re not kidding!

Your guests will be begging you for this recipe. Life seems so much easier when using canned frosting, but who doesn’t love a high-five for a fabulous birthday cake or mouth-watering vanilla cupcakes?

This frosting is super easy to make and it really brings gusto to your homemade cakes and cupcakes. Sift, mix, whip, and just like that—you’re done!

A bowl of freshly made vanilla buttercream frosting.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe Video

This homemade vanilla buttercream frosting recipe is a classic go-to anytime you have to crank out dessert, whether it’s a layer cake or cupcakes.


Yield: 8 servings
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  • Sift the powdered sugar directly into the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the butter and mix on low for 1 minute to combine. Turn the speed to high and whip for 3 minutes. Add the vanilla and 2 Tbsp cream and mix for 1 more minute. Add more cream if necessary.


If you like your frosting even more flavorful, try a combination of 1 tsp of vanilla and 1 tsp of almond extract instead. This will also make your frosting more fragrant!
Calories: 453kcal, Carbohydrates: 60g, Protein: 0.3g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 67mg, Sodium: 6mg, Potassium: 11mg, Sugar: 59g
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Vanilla buttercream frosting recipe video