Simple Vanilla Buttercream
The best vanilla buttercream, made simply. Perfect for piping on cakes and cupcakes.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
- 1 cup salted butter (room temperature)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 3-4 tablespoons milk or heavy cream
In a stand mixer bowl, with the mixer on medium speed, whip the butter for 2 minutes until it is almost white in color. Make sure the butter is at room temperature, but not melted.
Add in the powdered sugar, vanilla and 3 tablespoons milk. Beat on low speed for 3-5 minutes, adding in the last tablespoon of milk if the buttercream needs to be thinner.
Spread the frosting on a cake or pipe on cupcakes.
*I usually use heavy cream. If the milk has a higher fat content (such as heavy cream as compared to 2% milk), you may need to add more because it is thicker.
*Recipes makes about two cups.
Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 11mg | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 575IU | Calcium: 11mg