This butter frosting is rich, creamy, and delicious. A frosting very unlike traditional buttercream but keeps its shape when decorating.
This is a wonderful butter frosting! It’s creamy and rich and super easy to whip up. This frosting pipes beautifully, and is the perfect way to finish off all of your cakes and cupcakes!
It’s perfect for frosting my Easy Homemade Chocolate Cupcakes.
Why This Recipe Works
- Using just three ingredients this butter frosting is the perfect quick option to frost your cupcakes.
- A dash of vanilla gives the traditional flavor of buttercream everyone loves.
- This is a heavier frosting and is perfect when you want your frosting to keep its shape.
How to Make Butter Frosting
In a medium mixing bowl, add the butter, sugar, and vanilla.
Beat until smooth.
It’s that simple!
Tips and Variations
- Do not overwhip the butter frosting it causes air bubbles and ruins the velvety texture.
- You can mix this by hand (this is my preferred method) but feel free to use a mixer.
- Instead of vanilla flavoring, you can use any other flavor of your choice, it will still turn out great.
- This butter frosting is so versatile you can use it for frosting cupcakes, sheet cakes, or filling sponge cakes.
- Use vanilla bean paste for the ultimate butter frosting.
Make ahead and Freezing Instructions ❄
- To store in the fridge: Place the frosting in an airtight container for up to a week. Let it get to room temperature before using.
- To freeze: You can freeze this frosting for up to 3 months in an airtight container or freezer bag. The day before you’re ready to use, thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then bring it to room temperature before re-whipping again.
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Let’s Make Butter Frosting
- 2 cup Butter softened
- 4 cups confectionary sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Beat the butter until smooth and creamy.
- Gradually beat in powdered sugar.
- Finish by adding the vanilla extract and mix well until combined.