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Whipped Cream Buttercream

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 cups


  • Mixer


  • 1 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 2 pound bag powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream possibly more or less depending on desired consistency


  • If using a stand mixer, fit with paddle attachment.
  • Beat butter on high speed until smooth and creamy.
  • Add in vanilla and beat until smooth.
  • Turn mixer to slow speed. Slowly add in powdered sugar and beat until all incorporated.
  • Add in whipping cream 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is achieved. To pipe, I like a fairly stiff consistency, meaning that my spatula, when stuck in the icing, stands up and does not list.