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Whipped Vanilla Buttercream

The perfect frosting for decorating a sweet Bunny Cake!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword buttercream
Servings 8 cups of frosting
Author Amanda Rettke

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks or 226g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick┬« Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick┬« Pure Almond Extract
  • 8 cups confectioners sugar sifted*
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk, you can use up to 1/2 cup if you need a loose, creamy consistency
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Beat butter in the bowl of stand mixer with whisk attachment on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. (about 3 minutes)
  2. Add vanilla and almond extract.
  3. With the mixer on low, slowly add in confectioners sugar, milk, and salt; frequently scrape sides and bottom of the bowl.
  4. Once incorporated, whip frosting for at least 3 minutes on medium-high to high. (My mixer went for 7 minutes)
  5. If frosting is too thick to spread, gradually beat in additional milk.
  6. Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Rewhip before using.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*You can use as little as 4 cups if you want to decrease the sugar.