recipe

This rich, creamy frosting is the perfect canvas for all your cake decorating dreams.

safety
  • None
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
yield
  • Makes about 2 cups

Prepare ingredients

16 tablespoons
unsalted butter (2 sticks), cut into 16 pieces and softened
1½ tablespoons
heavy cream
1½ teaspoons
vanilla extract
Pinch
salt
2 cups
confectioners’ sugar

Gather Cooking Equipment

Large bowl
Electric mixer
1
 
16 tablespoons
unsalted butter (2 sticks), cut into 16 pieces and softened
1½ tablespoons
heavy cream
1½ teaspoons
vanilla extract
Pinch
salt

Place softened butter, cream, vanilla, and salt in large bowl. With electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat ingredients until smooth, about 1 minute.

 
2
 
2 cups
confectioners’ sugar

Reduce speed to medium-low and slowly add confectioners’ sugar a little bit at a time. Beat until sugar is fully incorporated and mixture is smooth, about 4 minutes.

 
3
 

Increase mixer speed to medium-­high and beat until frosting is light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Serve.