Vanilla frosting on cupcake

Vanilla Frosting

A classic vanilla buttercream frosting recipe
Course Frosting
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 generously iced cupcakes
Calories 266kcal
Author Sam Merritt



  • Beat butter with an electric mixer until creamy. Sprinkle salt over butter and stir again to combine.
  • Gradually, about 1/2 cup at a time, add powdered sugar, waiting until each cup is completely mixed before adding more.
  • With mixer on medium-low speed, add the heavy cream, one tablespoon at a time. Once ingredients are well incorporated, gradually increase speed to high and beat for about 30 seconds.
  • Add vanilla extract and stir well.
  • Pipe or spread frosting over cooled cupcakes. Top with sprinkles, if desired. This frosting will be fine at room temperature for 2 days or refrigerated in an airtight container for about a week.


Serving: 1/12th | Calories: 266kcal