Simple Vanilla Frosting

Vanilla Frosting for your birthday cake recipe


2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
A pinch of table salt
2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter , softened
2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar


  1. Stir the cream, vanilla, and salt together in a small bowl until the salt dissolves.
  2. Beat the butter with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until smooth, 30 to 60 seconds. Reduce the speed to medium-low, slowly add the confectioners' sugar, and beat until smooth, 2 to 5 minutes.
  3. Beat in the cream mixture. Increase the speed to medium-high and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy, 4 to 8 minutes.

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