- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 4-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 5 to 6 tablespoons 2% milk
- In a large bowl, beat butter until creamy. Beat in the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Yield: About 3 cups.
Reviews forEasy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
"This recipe is very sweet. Most buttercream recipes have 1 cup to roughly 1lb. of 10x sugar. Note: one review thought the recipe was written as four 1/2 cups. This is NEVER how ingredients would be written. If increments or additions of sugar were to be added, that process would be included in the directions. This can be a big misunderstanding for new bakers. ( we should get confident weighing ingredients. :)"
"This is the best frosting and the only one I use!"
"Very nice recipe"
"easy recipe for a great frosting! I like to add almond extract too. Yummy!"
"I used only the 1stick of butter stated, four cups of powdered sugar,1 tablespoon of vanilla, and half & half to get to the proper consistency I needed. Delicious!"
"This is my go-to frosting for cakes and cupcakes... it tastes amazing! The only thing is that sometimes the powdered sugar leaves little clumps, but a little high-power mixing can usually solve that. I love all the variations of this frosting as well."
"I used the called for butter and vanilla in the recipe, and then added a tablespoon of milk and one cup of powdered sugar at a time until I reached my desired consistency. All in all, I probably used 3.5 cups of powdered sugar and 3-4 tbsps of milk, but I achieved the delicious buttery taste and consistency I wanted... and for my first time making buttercream frosting, I was highly impressed!"