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Vanilla Buttercream Frosting, courtesy of OXO Good Grips, as seen on Taste of

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cupcakes 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Refrigerator
  • Cuisine: American


Follow our complete, step-by-step, photo illustrated recipe, to make this easy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting. Great for your favorite cakes, or your favorite cupcakes. We suggest your try it on our Chocolate Sour Cream Cupcakes.



  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups Confectioners’ Sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • Food Coloring (optional)


  1. Place butter in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix for several minutes with an electric mixer on medium speed.
  3. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, beating on low speed until sugar is well incorporated.
  4. Add vanilla.
  5. Add salt.
  6. Increase speed to medium and beat for 3 minutes.
  7. Add food coloring, if desired, after all ingredients have been incorporated.


This recipe is courtesy of OXO Good Grips, as developed in their Test Kitchen.

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