Homemade Vanilla Frosting


Sure you can buy ready made frosting from Betty crocker or some other trustworthy brand. But its a whole other feeling when you are able to make it at home yourself, and be able to decide what colour, the sweetness, how much you want to make. This is a ‘go-to’ vanilla frosting, and goes good with any type of cake or cupcake, with sprinkles or without. If you can’t decide on a filling, just pick this and your sweet treat will be the star of the show!

Here’s how you make it!

  • 1½ cups (340g) butter, softened to room temperature
  • 5⅔ cups (680g) icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Seeds scraped from one vanilla bean pod (this is optional but I like it for the extra flavour)
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk or double cream
  • pinch of salt
  1. Whip the butter (either in a stand mixer or with a hand held electric mixer) miuntil light and creamy for about 7-8 minutes on medium/high speed.
  2. Once the butter is pale in color and light slowly add in the confectioners’ sugar one spoon at a time on medium speed. Let the sugar fully incorporate before adding in more sugar.
  3. Add the vanilla extract, vanilla bean seeds, salt and cream.
  4. Whip on high speed for another 3-4 minutes until very light, creamy, and fluffy.
  5. Use the buttercream straight away for keep it refrigerated for upto 4 weeks. Before use make sure it comes to room temperature.


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