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Classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

This Classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting is amazing! It's made with just 5-ingredients and crusts to perfection! Plus, there's no egg whites so you can lick the beaters!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Frosting
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 398kcal


  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter softened to room temp
  • 3-4 cups powdered' Sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • Dash of Salt


  • In a large bowl or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter on low speed until pale and creamy.
  • Slowly add in 3 cups of confectioners' sugar and 3 tbsp heavy cream a little at a time, alternating between each, while mixing on low over the course of about 3 minutes.
  • If your frosting needs a more stiff consistency, add remaining sugar. If your frosting needs to be thinned out, add remaining cream.
  • Add vanilla and salt.
  • Beat on medium-high for about 2-3 minutes until frosting is light and fluffy.
  • Frost or fill your baked goods or just lick the beaters.


Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 6mg | Sugar: 88g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.1mg