Gale Gand's - Quick Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

I have made many different variations of buttercream frosting because it is my husband's favorite. I have to say, I like this best. I made 1 1/2 x recipe to frost a double layer 9" cake.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter.
  2. Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
  3. Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency.
Most Helpful

This frosting is amazing! It's light and creamy and delicious!

4 5

Good icing if you like buttercream. I'm not a huge fan of buttercreams, and this one is very buttery tasting. I added some food coloring and frosted cupcakes for a baby shower. I stuck the cakes in fridge and the icing set up well. I would make again if I needed a buttercream icing. This recipe was almost exactly enough for 1 dozen cupcakes, so I had to double it.