Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Prep Time
10 Mins
Makes about 6 cups

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. 

How to Make It

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.