Easy Vanilla Bean Buttercream

Easy Vanilla Bean Buttercream

Servings 3 cups (Enough for 24 cupcakes)
Prep 10 minutes
Total 10 minutes
Author: Michelle

An easy buttercream recipe that's made for cake!


  • sticks unsalted butter
  • 1
    vanilla bean
    (halved lengthwise)
  • cups
    confectioners' sugar
    ((10 ounces))
  • Pinch
  • 1
    vanilla extract
  • 2
    heavy cream


  1. 1. In a standing mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the butter at medium-high speed until smooth, about 20 seconds. Using a paring knife, scrape seeds from vanilla bean into butter and beat mixture at medium-high speed to combine, about 15 seconds.
  2. 2. Add confectioners' sugar and salt; beat at medium-low speed until most of the sugar is moistened, about 1 minute. Scrape down the bowl and beat at medium speed until mixture is fully incorporated, about 30 seconds; scrape bowl, add vanilla and heavy cream, and beat at medium speed until incorporated, about 20 seconds, then increase speed to medium-high and beat until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes, scraping down bowl once or twice.

Recipe Notes:

Nutritional values are based on one cup


Calories: 1106kcal
Fat: 80g
Saturated fat: 50g
Cholesterol: 216mg
Sodium: 25mg
Potassium: 22mg
Carbohydrates: 100g
Sugar: 98g
Protein: 1g
Vitamin A: 2500%
Calcium: 29%

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