Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Southern Living
Vanilla Buttercream FrostingRecipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck
Luscious Vanilla Buttercream Frosting covers each layer of our wintry white cake.


Makes 4 1/2 cups


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1 cup butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (32-oz.) package powdered sugar
6 to 7 Tbsp. milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 10 Minutes
Beat butter and salt at medium speed with an electric mixer 1 to 2 minutes or until creamy; gradually add powdered sugar alternately with 6 Tbsp. milk, beating at low speed until blended and smooth after each addition. Stir in vanilla. If desired, beat in remaining 1 Tbsp. milk, 1 tsp. at a time, until frosting reaches desired consistency.

Created date

November 2012