Very Vanilla Butter Cream Frosting

So apparently I’ve been a bad blogger and although I’ve mentioned it several times, I’ve not posted the actual recipe for my Very Vanilla Butter Cream Frosting that tastes like vanilla ice cream. My bad.

To make it up to you, here’s the printable card I made for the holiday season to go in gift baskets. (If you can’t right click and down load it, let me know and I’ll email it to you.)
buttercream 4x6

Or if you want the text option:

What you will need:

  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 4 to 5 cups of confectioner sugar
  • 2 TBSP Vanilla or other flavor
  • 2 to 3 TBSP milk or half and half
  • Electric or stand mixer

What you will do:

  1. Put softish butter in mixing bowl, mix at low or medium speed until it starts to lighten.
  2. Add 1 cup sugar and 1 TBSP Vanilla. Mix (Medium is good here. If you put it on high before the sugar is incorporated, you’ll end up with a big mess on your hands.)
  3. Add 1 cup sugar and 1 TBSP milk or half and half. Mix. (Medium is good here. See above note.)
  4. Repeat Step 2.
  5. Repeat Step 3.
  6. Add remaining sugar until desired consistency is achieved. You want it to be spreadable or pipable. (Think of the consistency of frosting from a can. That’s the only part they get right.)


  • This makes enough frosting for about 3 dozen cupcakes. Or two dozen cupcakes and a Frank.
  • Substitute margarine for butter and any other milk for dairy free option
  • Other flavors can be used instead of vanilla. Start with 1 TSP and add until desired flavor is achieved. I’ve successfully used almond, raspberry, cherry, strawberry, and coco powder. Be careful with citrus and mints as they might slightly change the consistency of your frosting.
  • Don’t forget to add Love. It makes everything better.

There you have it. Be careful. It’s awesome. Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Don’t blame me if people think you’re awesome for this one.

About Court

I spend a lot of time on the pool deck and making treats in my kitchen amongst other things.
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7 Responses to Very Vanilla Butter Cream Frosting

  1. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm… **DROOLS**

    That is all the comment I have!

  2. rememberskye says:

    I love your recipe cards! They are amazingly adorable. And thank you for this recipe. Now I can go whip up a huge batch of frosting, and then figure out what I am putting it on (or just eat it by the spoonful).


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  5. Iggiesonthego says:

    This is the BEST frosting EVER! I have a family who hates frosting on their cupcakes, but low and behold….they LOVE this one! I’ve had so many compliments on this recipe thanks to you!

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