Yield
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

NowIKnow
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.\

spete6451
April 18, 2015
white butter?

Perfect

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

sdubur's Review

sleepycatz
December 16, 2014
N/A

Shalzzzzz's Review

Rich815
July 17, 2014
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NowIKnow's Review

candypants
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.

ParadiseLoverNy's Review

kroberts67
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

Shalzzzzz
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.

rayray16's Review

sdubur
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!

kroberts67's Review

rayray16
September 05, 2010
Easy and perfect.