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Simple Vanilla Buttercream

Quick, easy, and delicious vanilla buttercream recipe.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Buttercream, Cake
Keyword vanilla buttercream
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5 cups - enough to frost a 2-layer 8" cake
Calories 1257kcal
Author Olivia

Ingredients

  • 6 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 2 cups unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract or flavoring of your choice
  • 4 tbsp heavy whipping cream room temperature

Instructions

  • Prepare a stand mixer with a whisk attachment.
  • Whisk butter until creamy.
  • Reduce speed to low and add in icing sugar 1 cup at a time until well blended. Increase speed to med and beat for 3 minutes.
  • Add vanilla and 2 Tbsp cream and continue to whip on medium for 1 minute.
  • Add more cream as needed until desired consistency is reached (I added all 4 Tbsp).
  • Whip until the frosting is smooth and silky.
  • Use a 1M tip to do rosettes around the cake if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 1257kcal | Carbohydrates: 144g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 78g | Saturated Fat: 49g | Cholesterol: 211mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 30mg | Sugar: 141g | Vitamin A: 48.9% | Calcium: 3% | Iron: 0.5%