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vanilla buttercream frosting

How to Make Fluffy Buttercream Frosting

A quick and easy Vanilla Buttercream recipe - perfect for cake and cupcake decorating!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buttercream, cake, cake decorating, cupcake, decorating, frosting, icing, vanilla
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 " cake


  • mixing bowl
  • Electric Hand Mixer
  • Spoon or Spatula


  • 350 g unsalted butter room temperature
  • 650 g Icing sugar sifted
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla essence
  • 4 tbsp double cream


  • Add butter to a large bowl and whisk on a low speed for 1 minute. Then add half of the icing sugar and whisk on a medium speed for 3 minutes.
  • Add the remaining icing sugar, vanilla essence, and double cream. Whisk for 3-5 minutes or until spreadable.
  • Use as desired!



*amount added depends on how bold you'd like it to be - more food colouring will make the colour darker. If it's too dark, add more buttercream.
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