Makes about 2 1/2 cups

This simple white buttercream frosting recipe is rich and creamy and perfect for topping cakes or cupcakes.


How to Make It

Beat butter with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until creamy. Gradually beat in sugar until smooth. Beat in vanilla and 2 Tbsp. milk, adding additional milk, if necessary, for desired consistency.

Ratings & Reviews

candypants's Review

April 23, 2011
The flavor was great but I had to add another 3 cups of sugar and 3Tbs.of milk to actually turn the frosting an absolute white.\

April 18, 2015
white butter?


April 02, 2016
Simple and perfect. My daughter and I topped a nice pink camouflage cake with this and it was great!

kroberts67's Review

September 05, 2010
Easy and perfect.

NowIKnow's Review

June 05, 2013
Great recipe for taste. First time making frosting. I did not know this, but the longer you beat the frosting you actually take the graininess out. I think I needed my butter more softer. I added all the ingredients at once, because the butter and sugar looked way to dry. I also found out my Vanilla is old and worthless. Now I am off to the store.

rayray16's Review

October 22, 2011
The best tasting frosting I've ever made! It tastes so sweet and can't be beat! It's perfect for all things dessert-like and is perfect even for ding ding filling!

sdubur's Review

December 16, 2014

Shalzzzzz's Review

July 17, 2014

ParadiseLoverNy's Review

December 25, 2012
This frosting recipe is really great. I made some slight changes by adding a pinch of salt and 2 2/3 cups of powdered sugar. It came out light and the sweetness was just right. It's a keeper. You will not be disappointed.

sleepycatz's Review

November 10, 2012
excellent recipe - dense but very soft cake. the icing will be white if you use white butter & clear vanilla. you can use more or less milk to change the consistency depending on if you want it softer to ice a cake or stiffer to pipe edging and detail from a bag.