Vanilla Frosting (for Vanilla Cupcakes)


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 6 to 8 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • electric mixer with paddle attachment
  • bowl
  • spatula

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Recipe attribution:

Lindsey Pearce

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter until smooth and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes. 
  2. With mixer on low speed, add 6 cups sugar, milk, and vanilla; mix until light and fluffy. If necessary, gradually add remaining 2 cups sugar to reach desired consistency.
  3. If you wish, you can portion the frosting into several bowls and add different colours to each bowl. Use to frost Vanilla Cupcakes.