Homemade Vanilla Frosting

Looking for a quick and easy frosting recipe to make to spruce up your favorite desserts? This vanilla buttercream frosting is the perfect addition to make any dessert special!

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Easy Vanilla Frosting

I cannot believe how fast this summer is flying by. Can you?! We are keeping the days full of activities and fun, and I am enjoying every second of it! We recently had one slow afternoon where there was no activities planned, so I figured, what better way to add fun to the afternoon than to bake! Of course, the kids absolutely love cupcakes, so I decided to pull out one of my absolute favorite frosting recipes to get the party started! It is such an easy frosting recipe to make at home, and you’ll be snacking on cupcakes in no time! ;)

Summer Celebrations 

I have been trying hard to do something every day that’s super fun during the summer, but sometimes there is a slower afternoon here and there. And that’s okay! That came up the other day, and we decided to spruce up the day with cupcakes and sprinkles, using my favorite vanilla frosting recipe. I love this vanilla buttercream recipe because it is not only easy to make, but it is easy for the kids to help with and help decorate! I use this recipe literally all the time. It is one of my all-time favorites! 

Buttercream Frosting Recipe

For this recipe, all you will need is 2 sticks of butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk. It is such an easy recipe and it can be made in no time at all! And don’t forget your favorite cupcakes to pair with it, whether your cupcakes are store-bought or homemade, whatever works for you!

How to Make Vanilla Frosting

To make my favorite vanilla buttercream frosting, all you need to do is mix two sticks of softened butter with three cups of powdered sugar in a mixer. Add in 1 tsp vanilla extract and ½ cup of milk, and then gradually add four more cups of powdered sugar as you continue mixing until your frosting is smooth. Now it is ready to use for decorating!

Easy Summer Recipes

This vanilla frosting is perfect to add to cupcakes, cookies, or any other fun desserts you’re making. The kids love adding fun sprinkles to their cupcakes, and the frosting really dresses them up! What dessert are you making that will be perfect with this vanilla buttercream? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments below! 

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Homemade Vanilla Frosting

  • Author: Melissa Johnson

Description

Looking for a quick and easy frosting recipe to make to spruce up your favorite desserts? This vanilla buttercream frosting is the perfect addition to make any dessert special!


Ingredients

  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 7 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk

Instructions

  1. Mix two sticks of softened butter with three cups of powdered sugar in a mixer.
  2. Add in 1 tsp vanilla extract and ½ cup of milk and mix.
  3. Gradually add four more cups of powdered sugar as you continue mixing until your frosting is smooth.

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