Vanilla Buttercream Frosting


This Vanilla Buttercream Frosting is truly THE BEST! I promise you will get compliments on whatever you put this frosting on.

This is the best Vanilla Buttercream Frosting recipe. It’s so versatile, you can use it for just about anything. Made with just a handful of ingredients, this frosting comes together in a snap.

You won’t be disappointed in the light, creamy texture. Use this frosting to top cakes and cupcakes or sandwich it between your favourite Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie.

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Vanilla Buttercream Frosting


My Top tips for making Buttercream Frosting: 

Make sure the butter is at room temperature. The butter should be soft enough to push your finger into but not so soft that it’s melty. If the butter has an oily sheen to it, it’s too soft.

Whip the butter and vanilla with an electric mixer until it’s creamy and noticeably lighter in colour. It should be a very pale yellow.

When adding the powdered sugar, make sure it is sifted and free of lumps. Add half the sugar then mix it for 3-5 minutes. Add the remaining sugar and mix it for another 3-5 minutes.

You want to mix the sugar in very well before adding the milk. At this point, the frosting will be quite thick but the milk will loosen it and make the frosting silky and light.

The frosting should be soft and spreadable but not so loose that it doesn’t hold its shape.


Vanilla Buttercream Frosting


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Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
  • 500g Powdered Sugar
  • 200g Butter
  • 2-3 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1-2 tbsps Milk
  1. Add softened butter and vanilla to the mixing bowl and mix until completely combined.
  2. Add Powdered Sugar and beat on low until it is incorporated, then move the mixer up to medium-high speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often.
  3. When completely mixed the frosting may appear dry so add the milk a little at a time until frosting is the proper consistency.


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