Wonderful on a variety of cakes and cupcakes, this easy vanilla buttercream frosting recipe is delightful. Sweet, smooth, delicious, and versatile, this simple buttercream frosting may quickly become your favorite way to decorate desserts. Plus, this snowy buttercream tops some of our classic spice cakes, like our Sugar-and-Spice Cake, perfectly. 

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Credit: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett

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prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Yield:
Makes about 6 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar and next 3 ingredients, beating at low speed just until blended. Increase speed to medium, and beat until well blended and smooth.

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