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Fast Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 3 cups
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3 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted

2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature 

3 tablespoons heavy cream 

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or using a hand mixer), beat the confectioners' sugar together with the butter until well combined. Add the heavy cream and continue to beat until extremely light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla until combined.