This vanilla buttercream frosting is the perfect homemade buttercream for your cakes, cupcakes, and cookies. It’s creamy, light, sweet, and so delicious you’ll want to eat it with a spoon.
1 cup unsalted butter, softened (2 sticks) 3.5 cups powdered sugar (sifted) 3-4 TBS heavy cream 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 dash salt
Make sure your butter is softened to room temperature, this will help it cream into the frosting easier, for a smooth consistency. Sift the powdered sugar after you measure it, then add it to the frosting to avoid any lumps in the frosting. Add a little more powdered sugar about 1/4 cup at a time, or more heavy cream, 1/2 TBS at a time, to get the right consistency of your frosting. More heavy cream can make the frosting extra smooth and spreadable for a sheet cake.