Whipped Vanilla Frosting

whipped vanilla frosting

Incredibly light and creamy whipped vanilla frosting, perfect on any cake!

whipped vanilla frosting

This frosting is so simple but the results are amazing! It’s no secret that I’m a great lover of swiss meringue buttercream, I prefer it to regular buttercream as it’s much less sweet. But oh, this frosting. It’s so sweet but so yummy, I can’t imagine any cake it wouldn’t go well with.

whipped vanilla frosting

I originally made this frosting to go with a cake I made for the company I work for’s 3rd birthday, which was back in February. I’ve been waiting to post this recipe until I had the perfect white vanilla cake for it to go with, however I’m still working on perfecting that and I can’t wait any longer to share this recipe! This whipped vanilla frosting recipe made even the slightly lacking vanilla giant number 3 cake I made taste like it was made by angels, and made the hours of putting M&Ms on a cake worth it!

whipped vanilla frosting


The secret to the lightness of this frosting is whipping the butter for several minutes, I whipped it for 10 minutes total. This turns it white and fluffy and makes it the perfect frosting base.

whipped vanilla frosting

If I didn’t know that was just butter I want to lick it off!

Then the remaining ingredients are whipped in for a few more minutes to create a wonderful creamy frosting that feels so light but tastes so good. Anybody who says vanilla is boring hasn’t been eating the right vanilla goods!

It’s fun to make a post for a recipe I made a few months ago as I can really see how much my photography has progressed in just a few short months! I wish I was able to remake this recipe to take better photos for the blog, but unfortunately my budget doesn’t allow me to make frosting just to take photos of it (especially since a trip to the vet this week put my cat on a very expensive diet!)

This frosting is the perfect accompaniment to any birthday cake or party treat, so it’s only fitting I am bringing this along to my first Fiesta Friday! I can’t wait! Thank you so much to Jhuls for inviting me!

[recipe title=”Whipped Vanilla Frosting”]


  • 400g unsalted butter, at room temperature and cut into cubes
  • 500g icing sugar, sifted
  • 50ml milk
  • 1.5 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt


  • Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, whip the butter for 8-10 minutes on medium speed until pale and creamy
  • Add the remaining ingredients and whip on a low speed for a minute, then increase to medium and beat for 5 more minutes until very light and fluffy.


  • Best used right away
  • Makes enough frosting for a 2 layer 8″ round cake

whipped vanilla frosting





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  1. Jhuls says:

    Yay! I am so glad you came at FF15, Michelle! We are really glad to see you! <3

    This cake looks incredible. The vanilla frosting sounds really good, too! It is also perfect for any cake, cupcakes or anything that needs frosting. Thanks for sharing this with us and for bringing this to FF15.

    I hope you are enjoying the party and we look forward to seeing you in the future Fiesta Fridays. 😉

    Have a pleasant weekend, Michelle! <3

  2. Selma's Table says:

    Hi Michelle! I am co-hosting FF15 with Jhuls and have finally made it over to you to say hello and welcome to the party! That is one serious and beautifully glossy frosting – I am having to keep Jhuls away from it as she is already on a sugar high!! You are extraordinarily patient to have placed those M&Ms so perfectly precisely – very impressive indeed! Enjoy the fiesta – I hope you get a chance to check out the other blogs and meet some new friends too!

  3. Ngan R. says:

    Hi Michelle, this cake looks really fun and so appropriate for a child’s party. The frosting looks like it holds well and looks light at the same time. Beautiful!

  4. Stephanie @ The Cozy Cook says:

    This looks SOOOO great, and I can’t believe that you also had to count the M&M’s too- WOW… it’s so easy and pretty to look at that you almost forget all of the work that goes into it! GREAT job, you’re very talented!

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