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This amazing Birthday Cake Icing Recipe is easy to make and delicious! My favorite go-to vanilla buttercream that pairs perfectly with cakes and cupcakes.

Birthday Cake Icing Recipe

This amazing Birthday Cake Icing Recipe is easy to make and delicious! My favorite go-to vanilla buttercream that pairs perfectly with cakes and cupcakes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword american buttercream, buttercream
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 48 cupcakes or 9 inch 2 story cake
Calories 138 kcal
Author Tiffany Bendayan

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsalted butter at room temperature, 4 sticks
  • 7 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 4 Teaspoons Vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. Sift the powdered sugar
  2. Using a mixer on medium to high speed, cream the butter until soft and airy, About 2-3 minutes
  3. Run the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula to ensure that all the butter is mixed
  4. Reduce the mixer to low, and slowly add the powdered sugar in batches
  5. Run the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula to ensure that all the butter is mixed
  6. Pour in the vanilla, milk and sour cream
  7. Mix until combined
  8. Enjoy!
  9. This icing can be frozen for up to 3 months or placed in the fridge when not in use

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes enough for a 2-3 and 4 story 9-inch cake and about 48 cupcakes. If you're doing a smaller cake or less cupcakes, reduce the recipe in half.

Nutrition Facts
Birthday Cake Icing Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 3mg0%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Sugar 17g19%
Vitamin A 240IU5%
Calcium 4mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.