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White Frosting Recipe

Creamy, fluffy, and buttery-there’s nothing more you need in a delicious White Frosting.

With this recipe, you won’t have to look for a white frosting recipe anymore. 

Every baker must have a few basic recipes on hand. One of those recipes is that of white frosting. It’s something so fundamental that none can do without it. 

When you have no specific flavor, color, or theme in mind, all you will need to frost your cakes and cupcakes is this White Frosting. It’s super buttery and fluffy and loaded with vanilla flavor. 

Also, have you always struggled to get that correct white shade in your frosting? Simple frostings tend to have a tint of yellow in them as the butter is slightly pale in color. So it turns out to be off-white rather than pure white.

Well, with a recipe, I will give the secret to getting that bright white color. 

Why You’ll Love This Recipe? 

  • Simple: Well, being a basic recipe, the steps had to be simple too. There is nothing too complex about it, and anyone can make it easily. 
  • Flavorful: White frosting is all about vanilla and buttery flavor. That is precisely what you will get in this recipe. 
  • Right Color: This is not your pale white colored frosting. You will get the right white shade with this recipe. And no, you won’t need any fancy ingredients for it. Just your gel colors are enough. 
  • Perfect Consistency: The texture and consistency are great for frosting your cakes and even cupcakes; that means you can use it for piping as well.

Important Ingredients Used In The Recipe

  • Unsalted Butter: Use room-temperature softened butter for the frosting. It makes it easier to whip and get that fluffy texture. I do not recommend salted butter for frosting (some bakers do use it). I feel it makes the frosting unnecessarily salty, which would need excessive sugar to balance it out. 
  • Icing Sugar: Sifted icing sugar is a must to avoid sugar lumps. Sifting also helps incorporate aeration into the butter. 
  • Vanilla Essence: Good quality vanilla flavor is the key to getting pleasant-tasting frosting. Do not use any water-diluted essence as they are a cheap imitation. 
  • Milk: Milk helps to get richness, smoothness, and creaminess in the frosting. Since we mix sugar and milk together, it also helps to mix sugar into the frosting well and eliminate grittiness. 
  • Violet Gel Color: This is my secret ingredient to getting that pure white color. Seems unusual, right? Violet for white? But that’s true. Since you get a yellow tint from the butter, adding a dash of violet color eliminates the pale color and brings out the white color. It follows the same principle when we add some blue liquids to our white shirts turned yellow to bring back that white brightness. 

How To Make White Frosting

Preparation: Collect and weigh out the ingredients needed to make the frosting. Keep the tools handy as well. 

Beat Butter: Beat the softened unsalted butter to make it fluffy and pale. You can use either an electric hand beater or a stand mixer. 

Mix sugar and milk: In a different bowl, mix the icing sugar and milk. Give it a good stir until the sugar disappears into the milk. 

Add the mixture: Now, add the milk-sugar mixture gradually to the beaten butter and mix it well. 

Add vanilla essence: Next, add the vanilla essence and continue to mix. 

Add gel color: Finally, add the violet color and mix it into the frosting. Be careful not to add too much color; otherwise, it may start turning violet instead of white. 

Chef’s Tips For The Recipe

Importance Room Temperature Ingredients. 

Ensure that unsalted butter and milk are at room temperature. Cold or warm ingredients will ruin the frosting. 

Tip for Color.

Do not use any shade other than violet color. That is the color we need which will turn the pale yellow into white. Also, do not add too much at once. Take some color on a toothpick and add little at a time so that you end up having white shade not violet.

How To Store White Frosting

Make new batch when needed. Store any leftover frosting in an airtight box in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for a month. 

More Easy Recipes

Check out some other delicious frostings for your desserts:

Strawberry Buttercream 

Funfetti Frosting

Lemon Frosting 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Can I add another flavor to the frosting? 

Vanilla is the base flavor of the frosting. If you want to add any other flavor, you can do so as per the requirement. 

Can I add sprinkles or color to the frosting? 

Ideally, it would be great if you use it as white frosting. However, it’s a base recipe. You can always add other colors or sprinkles for the theme you need. 

What can I pair white frosting with? 

The frosting pairs best with white or vanilla cake, funfetti cake, or a vanilla cupcake. 

Is this frosting right for white wedding cakes?

Absolutely!! It’s the perfect frosting to fill and frost your wedding cake. Pair it with royal icing for intricate designs.

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White Frosting Recipe

Frost and decorate your cakes (especially wedding cakes) with this yummy, buttery white frosting which is in reality- white!! 

  • Total Time: 20 to 22 minutes


  • 150 g Unsalted butter
  • 100 g Icing sugar
  • 30 g Milk
  • ¼ tsp Vanilla essence
  • Violet gel color as required


  1. Beat unsalted butter in a large mixing bowl using an electric hand beater. Beat it until it gets light and fluffy.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix milk and icing sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves. 
  3. Add the milk and sugar mixture to the butter in batches, along with the vanilla essence. Combine everything well. 
  4. Add the violet color using a toothpick, and mix to get white frosting.
  • Author: Chef Mansi
  • Prep Time: 10 to 12 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

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