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!
WATCH THIS SHORT VIDEO TO SEE HOW EASY IT IS TO MAKE VANILLA BUTTERCREAM!
HOW TO MAKE PERFECT VANILLA BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting is simple yet ridiculously tasty and it goes great spread on seriously any cupcake or cake. Here are a few tidbits about making the perfect vanilla buttercream!
SALTED BUTTER - I aaaalways used salted butter for my baked goods and buttercreams, but that is a personal preference. If you wish to reduce the saltiness, go unsalted! Also, make sure your butter is not totally melted. If you don’t have time to bring it to room temperature, microwave it for no more than 30 seconds.
MILK - Add the milk 1 tablespoon at a time until fully incorporated. When you reach the desired frosting consistency, you don’t need to add more. For a less thick buttercream, you may want to increase the amount of milk used to 3-5 tablespoons. For a thicker frosting, 2 tablespoons is ideal.
MIXING - Once you have reached your desired consistency, crank your mixer up to medium-high speed and set a timer for 3 full minutes. Don’t skimp on time. Three minutes of mixing will produce such a super fluffy, creamy and perfect buttercream frosting.
SPRINKLES - Stir in sprinkles at the end for an extra touch of fun! I love doing this when I’m baking treats for kids because…SPRINKLES.
VANILLA - Use real vanilla extract (no imitations!) and feel free to increase the amount to 1 tablespoon for an even stronger vanilla flavor. If you have time to plan ahead, make a batch of homemade vanilla extract!
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!