The Best Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

This is The Best Vanilla Buttercream Frosting! It’s rich and creamy, and is super easy to whip up.

It pipes beautifully, and is the perfect way to finish off all of your cakes and cupcakes!

– unsalted butter –  powdered sugar – pure vanilla extract – heavy cream or whole milk


Beat the softened butter over medium speed with an electric mixer until soft and creamy.

Continue to beat over medium speed as you gradually add the powdered sugar. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula.

Once butter and sugar have come together, add the vanilla. Beat in the heavy cream or milk 1 Tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.

This frosting is perfect for piping, or for simply spreading onto cakes and cupcakes!

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