Creamy Vanilla Bakery Buttercream Frosting

This bakery-style vanilla buttercream frosting was one of the most requested Amycakes Bakery recipes--we called it our "House" vanilla frosting.


– Cream Cheese – Salted Butter – Shortening – Powdered Sugar – Pure Vanilla Extract

Step-by-step instructions!

Follow our easy instructions for success!

It's super creamy and fluffy with a delicious vanilla flavor and is not overly sweet.

Whisk the powdered sugar and instant clearjel (if using) together until well-blended. Set aside.


Using a stand mixer (preferred) or handheld mixer and a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until broken up and softened.


Add the room temperature salted butter and continue to beat until there are no lumps, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.


Add the shortening and beat and scrape the sides until the mixture is smooth without lumps.


While the mixer is on low, slowly add the powdered sugar mixture.


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