Quick Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Total Time:
12 min
Prep:
2 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
10 to 12 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
Directions

In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.

Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency.


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I haven't made this yet, but I have a question. This recipe makes 10-12 servings. How much is a serving of frosting? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used 2 cups confectioners sugar, 1 cup butter,  2 tsp vanilla,  and I didn't have whipping cream so I added a bit (maybe 2 tablespoons) of 2% milk. I put it all in my mixer and whipped it on high speed. It was so easy, creamy and delicious.  No need to complicate this one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This should really be called sweet butter instead of buttercream frosting. There is way more butter in this recipe than in most traditional buttercream frostings. It's good, but it definitely has an overwhelming butter flavor. It would best be paired with something like carrot cake or cinnamon rolls. I made it to top chocolate birthday cupcakes, but found it to be too buttery for them. I added an extra cup of powdered sugar and lots of cocoa powder and the resulting chocolate frosting turned out well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I AM ON MY MOM'S COMPUTER SHE MADE THIS FROSTING AND IT SUCKS! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Turned out perfectly to top my sugar cookies! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Done correctly, this can be a5 star recipe. As other reviewers have said, this sickeningly sweet. So I recommend using two cups of sugar instead of what says. I also recommend making your own confetti sugar. I put cane sugar in the blender until it ground up to confetti sugar. Also, Irish butter. Makes it creamier and adds flavor. I used all organic products also and Land O Lakes cream.I also had to add a amount more ofhwhipping cream for consistency. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very sweet, very buttery. I could feel the sugar. It was like eating butter straight from the container. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I read the comments about how it was too sweet before making this, so I was cautious when adding the sugar. I changed the amounts of each ingredient to taste: 1 cup butter 2 cups confectioners sugar 1 tablespoon whipping cream 1+ a little vanilla extract This version is amazing!! Not too sweet, very light/airy, and went perfectly with the dark chocolate cake I made. This is going to be my go to butter cream frosting recipe. When it comes to mixing the ingredients, don't pay much attention to the directions. Mix it as much or as little as you think is needed at whatever speed gets the job done. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely loved it - very good and easy to spread. My new "go to" recipe for frosting!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The buttercream is grate I use it every time I bake !!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
its practically butter not butter cream item not reviewed by moderator and published

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