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Thinking of a simple frosting to partner for your cake that you can share with friends or your family? With just 4 ingredients and giving 10 minutes of your time and energy, you can make a vanilla buttercream frosting.

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 ½ tspn. vanilla
  • 1 to 2 tbsp. milk


Simply follow the easy steps below to make your icing.

Step 1.

Now that you have the ingredients needed, get a medium bowl. Combine butter and powdered sugar with spoon.

If you have electric mixer, you can use it too but set it at low speed. Stir in the venially and gradually add a tablespoon of milk.

Step 2.

Beat the batter just enough with the remaining milk to make your frosting spreadable and smooth. In case that the frosting is too thick, beat more milk and add few drops. If it becomes too thin on the other hand, beat it with small amount of powdered sugar.

Step 3.

At room temperature, let your butter to soften. This will help you to beat it up smoothly with powdered sugar.

Step 4.

Keep in mind, real buttercream frosting may take time to make and it could be tinted with food gel or paste and it’ll hold up for a week so long as it’s refrigerated and tightly covered.