Vanilla Frosting

Vanilla Frosting Recipe

Creamy, versatile and delicious!

Vanilla buttercream icing is a staple topping for cupcakes and delicious to boot. It is extremely simple to make and will go well on any type of cupcake but matches especially well with the basic vanilla or lemon flavoured cupcakes. The recipe works well for most types of icing so why not try experimenting with different flavours? You could exchange the vanilla flavouring for lemon, orange or anything that takes your fancy. Licking the spoon afterwards is essential, just make sure you have decorated your cupcakes first!

Makes: Enough for 12 cupcakes (depending on how thick you like it!)
Preparation Time: 5-10 minutes

You will need:

  • 110g of icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon of water


  1. Place butter into a microwave safe jug and microwave for 15 seconds. Whip with a spoon until silky.
  2. Combine the icing sugar, butter and essence into a bowl. Stir with a whisk.
  3. Pipe or spoon onto the cupcakes.

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