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Fluffy Whipped Vanilla Buttercream

A light and fluffy vanilla buttercream perfect for a simple white cupcake
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Frosting
Author: Tricia


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 32 ounces powdered sugar, sifted (use less if desired)
  • 2-4 tablespoons whole milk


  • Add the butter to the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on medium-high until light and fluffy.
  • With the mixer on low, add the milk, vanilla and almond extracts. Beat another minute on medium to combine.
  • Slowly add the confectioners' sugar beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl and beat on medium-high for about 3 minutes or until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  • Adjust by adding more milk if needed for desired consistency.
  • If not using immediately, refrigerate and rewhip before using.