Photo: Daniel Agee; Food Styling: Pam Lolley
Active Time
15 Mins
Total Time
15 Mins
Makes 5 cups

While this simple Vanilla Buttercream is the perfect frosting for crafting our Unicorn Cake (pictured above), it's also a fantastic go-to recipe for anytime you need to frost a cake. Layer cakes and cupcakes alike, this classic buttercream frosting will aways be a crowd-pleaser and makes for a great vanilla base when you plan to dress a cake up with additional garnishes, like fresh fruit or chocolate shavings. 

How to Make It

Beat cream cheese and butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, vanilla, salt, and 1 tablespoon of the milk until blended and smooth. If frosting is too thick, add remaining 1 tablespoon milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until smooth. Beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.

Ratings & Reviews

Super Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

May 11, 2017
It is too simple!!!   Today on my mother’s birthday, we made this cake.  It was very delicious!!!!   Everyone  praised of this cake.Super Vanilla is also available on :