This simple white buttercream frosting recipe is rich and creamy and perfect for topping cakes or cupcakes.
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 to 3 Tbsp. milk
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.
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
April 02, 2016
Simple and perfect. My daughter and I topped a nice pink camouflage cake with this and it was great!
September 05, 2010
Easy and perfect.
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.
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!
December 16, 2014
July 17, 2014
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.
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.