Easy to make bakery style homemade buttercream frosting, never buy store bought frosting again with this homemade frosting recipe. Homemade buttercream is perfect for making cakes. BUttercream frosting tastes just like a bakery!

Bakery Style Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

This Bakery Style Vanilla Buttercream Frosting recipe tastes just like the bakery buttercream frosting you love. Perfect buttercream frosting for decorating cakes and cupcakes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 291kcal
Author MidgetMomma



  • Place your butter and shortening together in the bowl of your mixer. Mix them together on medium speed until they are nice and creamy.
  • Turn the mixer down to the lowest setting and slowly incorporate the powdered sugar into the shortening mixture. Once you have added all the sugar to the mix pour in the hot water and the vanilla.
  • Turn the mixer up to medium-high speed and continue mixing for 10 minutes until light and fluffy. You can switch up the flavor by using a different flavored extract like almond extract or peppermint extract instead of the vanilla extract.
  • The buttercream can be stored at room temperature for up to three days or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. When you bring it out of the refrigerator let it sit at room temperature for two hours. Then re-whip it for ten minutes to bring it back to life.


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 2mg | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 4.7% | Calcium: 0.2% | Iron: 0.1%