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Two vanilla cupcakes topped with buttercream frosting.
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5 from 4 votes

Buttercream Frosting for Two Cupcakes

The perfect amount of vanilla buttercream frosting for two cupcakes. And maybe a little extra if you want to lick the spoon.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcakes
Servings: 2
Calories: 180kcal
Author: Kelsey Smith


  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter softened
  • cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon milk


  • Mix softened butter in a small bowl with a fork until smooth
  • Incorporate powdered sugar until the mixture forms together (see video)
  • Mix in vanilla extract and milk
  • Frost cupcakes using the back of a spoon to evenly spread frosting



Powdered sugar is also called icing sugar or confectioners' sugar.


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 5mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 351IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg