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A cupcake with vanilla buttercream frosting and sprinkles on top.
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5 from 2 votes

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

This easy vanilla buttercream frosting is rich, creamy, fluffy and super quick to whip up. It's perfect for piping onto your favorite cake, cupcakes or cookies.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
Servings: 10



  • Add butter and vanilla to a large mixing bowl and whisk together using a hand mixer or stand mixer with the paddle attachment on medium speed, until light and fluffy.
    A glass bowl with a block of butter and vanilla extract.
  • Add powdered sugar one cup at a time, whipping on medium speed until fully combined and smooth.
    Powdered sugar in a glass bowl with butter and vanilla.
  • Add milk, 1 Tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
    A glass bowl with butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar mixed well.
  • Spread frosting on your favorite cupcakes or cake and enjoy!



Serving: 2 Tablespoons | Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 3mg | Sugar: 26g