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Double Batch Whipped Vanilla Buttercream

This is a BIG batch of buttercream and should be made in stages if you do not have a stand mixer with a large bowl.
Prep Time1 min
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buttercream
Servings: 16 cups
Author: Amanda Rettke


  • 2 cups (4 sticks or 452g)) butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 64 oz confectioners sugar sifted
  • 1/2 cup whole milk you can use up to 1 cup if you need a loose creamy consistency
  • pinch salt


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