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Sep 11, 2011

Simple Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe / Buttercream Icing Recipe

Yes I know this is a simple icing,but I have to post this because I am going to post a stunning cake that uses this one...I will post that cake recipe later this week..So wait for it...So I hope you like it and let me know if you have any doubts...

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Makes : 4 1/2 cup of Frosting


Unsalted Butter - 250 grams  softened
Icing Sugar / Confectioners Sugar - 1 Kg sifted
Vanilla Essence - 1 tblspn
Milk - 3 to 4 tblspn


Sieve the icing sugar really well.

Beat butter very well till it gets fluffy..

Add 2 cups of of the sugar, one at a time and beat well...Pour in 1 tblspn of milk and continue beating..

Now add another 2 cups of of the icing sugar one cup at a time and beat well..now add another tblspn of milk and beat well..

Continue to beat till it gets fluffy and shiny..

Add in vanilla essence and beat till fluffy..

Frost your favorite cupcakes or cake with this..

Sift 1 kg icing sugar

Take 250 grams soft unsalted butter in a large bowl

You need a electric beater to beat this or it is going to be a hard heavy working job

Beat it well till the butter is creamy
Add in sifted icing sugar, one cup at a time

and beat

add in another cup and beat again

beat it till creamy

Add in 2 tblspn of milk

beat till creamy

Add in 1 cup of icing sugar

beat again

add in milk

beat again, repeat this till all the sugar is over

Finally add in vanilla and beat well

Look how creamy this is, you can frost this



  1. Bravo mon amie, ta recette est très bien expliquée et on ne pourra vraiment pas rater.
    C'est très bien.
    See soon

  2. Yes that is how I make i too for many cakes;)

  3. A simple icing yes, but very nice.
    I assume that "icing sugar" is confectioners sugar. Don't be fooled, this is a great icing.

  4. Having trouble posting but this is a wonderful simple icing and better than store-bought.

  5. @anthony stemke..yes icing sugar is confectioner sugar..Thanks for your comments

    Aruna Manikandan..thanks dear

    Dzoli.Ya me too...Love this icing

    Nadji..thanks for your comment

  6. Aarthi, for how many days it stays good. Whether we have to do icing for cake on same day or it can be stored in fridge and can be used later. Please reply


  7. @AnonymousI dont recommend storing it, you have to make it fresh. If you store it in fridge it will get hard.

  8. hai i did it but i cant get peaks
    and while touching i feel like touching sand.i used my hand blender.i didnt get white color.please tell me the reason.my baby eagerly waiting .

  9. @saraI think it needs more milk. Add milk slowly and beat till creamy.

  10. Can I do this in mixer?

  11. Thanx aarthi I did in mixer n turn out fabulous.
    Everyone loved it

  12. Does it gets melted if kept outside overnight?

  13. @Vasantha Karthicno it wont get melted. But it is best to store this in fridge, then bring back to room temp before using

  14. Hi aarthi.I am planning to make a barbie cake for my kids birthday. How much icing should I prepare to decorate it

  15. @Anu Parvathy.Si think this one batch will be enough

  16. Hi aarthi.I am planning to make a small barbie cake for my kids birthday. How much icing should I prepare to decorate it

  17. @Anu Parvathy.Sit depends on the size of the cake you are making.

  18. Hi Aarthi, this looks awesome. I plan to use it for a rainbow cake. How much of icing would I need?
    Please advise.

  19. Hi Aarthi, your recipes are too good..and the way u explain is extremely great. keep going... thanks.. Sheena sreenash

  20. Hi, once I tried butter cream icing looking at the videos in YouTube, it's too sugary for me... I want to try your recipe, can u pls give the measurements for making them in small quantity... Will be of great help, as I'm a beginner.... Thanks in advance..

  21. Hello, can I use salted butter? Lovely recipe. Can't wait to try it out..

  22. @Anonymoussalted butter can make the butter cream little salty, but if u cannot find unsalted ones, use salted.

  23. Mam, where can I find in sakte butter and icing Sugar?

  24. mam,can i use homemade butter for this?

  25. Hi arthi...do we have to add vegetable shortening in this recipe to get perfect rosses...

  26. Hi aarthi..This is Aarthi.... I am a great fan of u.... U r doing fantastic job... Hats off... I have one doubt in icing... Instead of grams measurement can u tell me in cup measurement plz... So tat I can understand easily

  27. Hi Aarthi... I am Aarthi.... I am a great fan and follower of ur site... U r doing fantastic job... Congrats... I have a doubt... For vanillabutter cream frosting u have mentioned measurements in kgs... Can u tell the measurements in cup... Tat will be easy for me.. Plz

  28. @Anonymous1 cup of icing sugar measures 125 grams. so you can calculate from that. You have to use 4 times of icing sugar for butter

  29. How much butter will i need to frost a one kg cake????

  30. Hey! Can I use this as the cake pop dough binder?

  31. Hi..of which brand you used unsalted butter?

  32. Hi can we use this icing for frosting red velvet cake

    1. yes u can use. I used milky mist

  33. Hii Aarthi...love your way of cooking..in fact you teach step by step..so its it's easy to understand..

  34. Hii... is 1kg of icing sugar necessary? Can I powder ordinary sugar in place of icing sugar?

  35. How would I change this into a chocolate frosting?

  36. How can I make this into a chocolate frosting


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