Simple Vanilla Buttercream
Quick, easy, and delicious vanilla buttercream recipe.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5 cups - enough to frost a 2-layer 8" cake
- 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
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.
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%