Step-by-Step Guide to Making Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Hello bakers! Today we're going to whisk up some delicious Vanilla Buttercream Frosting. This frosting is a classic favorite that pairs perfectly with a variety of desserts. So, let's get started!


Before we dive into the recipe, let's gather our ingredients. Here's what you'll need:

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk (optional)


Now that we have our ingredients ready, let's start mixing them together.

1. Start with the Powdered Sugar: Begin by adding the powdered sugar to a large bowl. It's best to add a little bit at a time and stir until it's fully combined.

2. Add the Butter: Once your powdered sugar is well combined, add in the softened butter. Stir this mixture until it's smooth and creamy.

3. Add the Vanilla: Now, sprinkle the vanilla over the top of your mixture. Stir gently to incorporate the vanilla into the frosting.

4. Optional - Add Milk: If you prefer a thicker frosting, you can add 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk to your mixture. Stir until it's fully incorporated.

And there you have it! You've successfully made Vanilla Buttercream Frosting. This frosting is versatile and can be used to top a variety of cakes, cookies, brownies, and even pancakes. Enjoy your sweet treat!

Remember, the key to great frosting is to practice. Don't worry if it doesn't turn out perfect the first time. Keep trying and you'll get there! Happy baking!