Easy Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream

Easy Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream

Looking for an easy, creamy, and fluffy vanilla buttercream recipe that you can whip up in a pinch?! My Easy Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream is light, silky, and holds its shape well for decorating! This simple recipe takes only 5 minutes to prep and 5 minutes to whip!

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Easy Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream

This Easy Fluffy Vanilla Buttercream is light, silky, and holds its shape well for decorating! Best of all…this simple recipe only takes 5 minutes to prep and 5 minutes to whip! Give it a try today!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Whip Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 18 cupcakes


  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter softened and cut into cubes
  • 4 Cup Powdered Sugar Sifted
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2-3 tbsp Heavy Cream


  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat softened butter until silky (~1-2 minutes).
  • Slowly add 1 cup of powdered sugar. Once sugar is incorporated with the butter, increase mixer speed to medium for 1 minute. Repeat with 1 more cup of powdered sugar.
  • Add 1 tbsp of heavy cream to frosting, continue to beat on medium speed.
  • Repeat Step 2 adding the remaining 2 cups of powdered sugar. Beat for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Finally, add 1-2 tbsp heavy cream until desired consistency is achieved.
  • Butter cream will be light, fluffy, and ready to use!


Sofia’s Tips:
  • Add the seeds of 1 vanilla bean to achieve an even stronger vanilla flavour and beautifully speckled appearance!
  • Sifting the icing sugar before adding prevents adding lumps to your buttercream and helps aerate mixture to create an even fluffier buttercream
  • This frosting quickly forms a crust after being piped so if hoping to add sprinkles – try to do this right after frosting each cupcake!
Have you tried this recipe!? I would love to know what you think! Leave a comment below! 🙂
Keyword cakes, chocolate frosting, easy, fluffy, light, mint chocolate cupcakes, piping, simple, vanilla, vanilla frosting
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