Vanilla Buttercream

Vanilla Buttercream Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham


A ring of Vanilla Buttercream is piped around the layers of Ambrosia Coconut Cake and then spread over top and sides of cake.



Makes 4 1/2 cups
Total time: 20 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 20 Minutes


1 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (2-lb.) package powdered sugar
3/4 to 1 cup heavy cream


Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add vanilla and 1 cup powdered sugar. Gradually add remaining powdered sugar from package alternately with cream, beating at low speed until blended after each addition. Beat at high speed until smooth.