Vanilla Buttercream Frosting is creamy, delicious and perfect for piping or spreading onto any cake or cupcake! This recipe requires only a few ingredients and it is super quick and easy to make. Never buy store-bought frosting again!
I strongly believe that buying store-bought frosting is a mortal sin. Seriously, you guys, if you do this…STOP! It is SO ridiculously easy (5 minutes! 4 ingredients!) to make your own Vanilla Buttercream Frosting that there’s really no excuse to go store-bought. If you are ever tempted to reach for a container, imagine my virtual hand slap. Promise me you’ll at least give homemade frosting a try. You’ll never go back to the shelves again!
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WHAT BAKED GOODS TO USE WITH VANILLA BUTTERCREAM
The world is your oyster when it comes to finding cupcakes, cookies or cakes to spread your batch of Vanilla Buttercream allll over. Here are a few recipes to get your wheels turning!
THE BEST BUTTERCREAM FROSTING RECIPES
Don’t limit yourself to Vanilla Buttercream! There are so many different flavors that can be incorporated into buttercream frosting. Here are a few of my favorites:
ENJOY! Please stop back and let me know which type of baked good you slathered this buttercream frosting all over!
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
- 1 cup butter 2 sticks, softened
- 5 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- In a large bowl, mix (using whisk attachments) the butter with a hand-held or stand mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time until just combined. Add the milk and vanilla and mix on medium speed for 3 minutes.
- Refrigerate until ready to spread on baked goods.