This recipe makes the best easy vanilla buttercream frosting! I love the whipped texture for cakes and for piping on frosting. It's so simple to make homemade, fluffy frosting. This recipe shows you how to make this classic smooth frosting.
3 cups Confectioners' Sugar
1 cup Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1-2 Tbsp. Whipping Cream
In the bowl of your stand mixer using the whisk attachment cream together the confectioners' sugar and butter 3-4 minutes until creamy.
Add the vanilla and 1 tablespoon whipping cream. Beat for another minute until they are incorporated. If needed to make the frosting spreadable add 1 more tablespoon whipping cream and mix together.
I like to use the frosting immediately while it's at room temperature. You can store in a sealed container on the counter overnight if you are going to frost your cake the next day.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Frosting
- Method: Mixing
- Cuisine: Gluten Free
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