Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe


  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 5 cups powdered sugar (600g)
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • pinch of salt to taste


  1. Place butter in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add sugar, one cup at a time, and beat until combined — it will be thick. Beat in vanilla extract.
  3. Add cream, a little at a time, and beat on high speed until light and fluffy. Continue adding cream until desired texture and firmness is reached.
  4. Add a pinch of salt (to your tastes) and beat until combined.
  5. Spread or pipe onto cake or cupcakes, or see post above for storing for longer periods of time.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 185

Fat: 10g

Saturated Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 27mg

Sodium: 4mg

Potassium: 8mg

Carbohydrates: 25g

Sugar: 25g

Protein: 1g

Vitamin A: 309%

Calcium: 5%

Iron: 1%

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