June 19, 2024

Quick Buttercream Frosting

While good store-bought gluten free frosting is available, try this yummy homemade version of vanilla buttercream instead. With only a few pantry staples needed to make it, you can have those cupcakes decorated in less time that it takes to run to the store.

Quick Buttercream Frosting

Quick Buttercream Frosting

Serving: will frost a dozen regular size cupcakes, 24 mini cupcakes (like the Better Batter Yellow Cake cupcakes shown in the photo above) or increase the recipe by 50% for a two-layer cake (3 sticks of butter, 4 1/2 cups of powdered sugar, etc.).



  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 c Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbl heavy cream


BlendIn the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter and powdered sugar and beat until well incorporated, first on low speed, then increase speed to medium-high and mix for three minutes.


Scrape down the sides of the bowl then add the vanilla and heavy cream, beating the mixture of an additional three minutes.


Add 1 tsp additional heavy cream to reach your desired consistency.


Spread or pipe onto your cakes. Enjoy!