Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
Makes 5 1/4 cups

Use this vanilla Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting when making any of your favorite cupcakes.


  • 4 sticks (1 pound) unsalted butter, softened

  • 6 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Put butter in bowl of an electric mixer. Beat on medium-high speed until pale and creamy, about 2 minutes. Reduce speed to medium; add sugar 1/2 cup at a time, mixing well, about 5 minutes total. Add vanilla and salt. Raise speed to medium-high; beat until smooth, about 1 minute more.

Cook's Notes

For colored buttercream, stir in food coloring, drop by drop, until desired shade is achieved.

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