When it comes to a good cake or cupcake, you can’t skimp on the frosting. Frosting has the power to make or break and entire cake.

Forget what kind the cake is, chocolate, red velvet, vanilla, sweet potato – that is what it is. And forget the filling. All of that doesn’t matter if the first thing you taste is bad frosting.

The frosting though can either turn that delicious cake into an amazing cake or an EH cake.

I tend to be one of those people, when I attend a birthday or a wedding, will gingerly pick out the actual cake and eat that while leaving the frosting on my plate. Generally speaking the frosting is packed with lard and crisco and BLAH ingredients that taste more like wax to me.

However, that isn’t the case with this frosting. This frosting is simple to make, tastes EXACTLY like buttercream should and works well with any flavor of cupcake or cake. You can use it as a filling between layers (though I HIGHLY recommend a flavored curd – like lemon, lime or raspberry (or any other flavor). It also can be piped onto a cake and will hold it’s shape!

This is my favorite buttercream frosting recipe and I hope you’ll enjoy it too!

FN_Gale Gand Quick Vanilla Buttercream

Homemade Buttercream Frosting

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Frosting for 24 cupcakes


1 cup of butter, softened

3 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream


Using a stand or hand mixer, blend butter until smooth & creamy.

Add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time until fully incorporated.

Add vanilla and mix well.

Add heavy whipping cream and blend well until full mixed in.

Fill pipping bag and pipe onto cake or cupcakes.

Written by Recipe girl



  1. Thanks.

    I however would like to know if I can grind granulated sugar to a fine powder to use in place of the sugar stated in this recipe?


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