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Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: | Makes: About 2 1/2 cups

Once you try this easy, buttery, and distinctly vanilla-flavored frosting, you’ll never go back to the can. Use it on cakes, cupcakes, or for filling cookie sandwiches.

INGREDIENTS
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Place the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and mix on medium-high speed until fluffy and light in color, about 4 minutes. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl and the paddle with a rubber spatula.
  2. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla, return the mixer to low speed, and mix until incorporated, about 1 minute. Increase the speed to medium high and mix until the frosting is airy and thoroughly mixed, about 1 minute more. Refrigerate in an airtight container until ready to use.