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Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting

Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting Recipe for Cakes and Cupcakes.

Vanilla Bean Buttercream cupcakes

Buttercream Frosting Variations

  • Add ½ tsp peppermint extract for Candy Cane Frosting
  • Add 1 tbsp fresh nutmeg for eggnog frosting

Where to buy Vanilla Paste

This frosting is super easy to make. One ingredient you may not be able to find in your local grocery store is Nielsen Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Paste 4 oz.
Not only does the Vanilla Bean Paste give the frosting amazing flavor but you can see the specks of the vanilla bean laced through the frosting.
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Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting

Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword buttercream
Author Stephanie Jackson


  • 8 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 8 cups powdered sugar.
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste


  1. Cream together the cream cheese and butter.
  2. Add in powdered sugar and mix until well combined.
  3. Mix in the heavy whipping cream.
  4. Mix in the vanilla bean paste.
  5. Whip it until fluffy.

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