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!

patsyellis February 13, 2011

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.

Teresa in CO April 17, 2010