Simple Vanilla Buttercream

Buttercream is probably one of the best frostings out there in my opinion. It is amazing that a big block of butter can turn into something so creamy and sweet. With just 4 ingredients, you can make this delicious buttercream! Over the years when finding a recipe, I realized that many require so many different ingredients that not all of us have such as salted butter, etc. This is a simple recipe that everyone can make! Check out my chocolate buttercream recipe for a cocoa enriched one! I tend to use this recipe for macarons too!

Frosts 12 cupcakes or double for a 2 layer cake

1 cup of butter, slightly softened
3 cups of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon heavy whipping cream. (You may need more)

  1. Cream together the butter and powdered sugar; to avoid powdery explosions add powdered sugar ½ cup at a time.
  2. The mixture will be a bit dry and un-frosting-like so add the 1 teaspoon of heavy whipping cream to ‘loosen’ it up. You may need more. Then beat in the vanilla extract
    Enjoy! Hope you like it! Comment below what you thought!

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