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.
1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup butter, softened
2 (16-oz.) packages powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
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.