Quick Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

An easy vanilla buttercream frosting that will get you icing cakes like a pro!

Making a cake or cupcakes for your kiddo’s birthday? No need to get canned frosting- you can whip up this easy vanilla buttercream with just a few ingredients and a whisk.

As with all Connected Chef recipes, we encourage you to let your kitchen and instincts guide you as you cook!

The ingredient amounts below are just a starting point; begin with the basic combination of sugar and butter, then add vanilla and cream until you have your desired taste and consistency.

Once you have the building blocks of this frosting put together, any number of flavorings can be added. Instead of vanilla, add some peppermint extract instead. Or lemon!

Easy Vanilla Buttercream
Quick Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
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This easy vanilla buttercream recipe will give you the most delicious desserts and is great for cakes & cupcakes. We also love it layered with fresh fruit! This will make about 3 cups of icing, which is just enough to frost most cakes. Any leftover frosting can be frozen for up to three months.
Easy Vanilla Buttercream
Quick Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
Print Recipe
This easy vanilla buttercream recipe will give you the most delicious desserts and is great for cakes & cupcakes. We also love it layered with fresh fruit! This will make about 3 cups of icing, which is just enough to frost most cakes. Any leftover frosting can be frozen for up to three months.
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase the speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
  2. Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more. If the buttercream is too thick, add more cream, a tablespoon at a time, until you've reached desired consistency.
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