Barb Hodgens
Barb Hodgens

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Blender vanilla buttercream frosting

Yes, you can make frosting in a blender.

Buttercream frosting is a classic cake topping that is made by whipping butter and powdered sugar. But what if you don’t have a cake mixer? Can you make vanilla buttercream frosting in a high-speed blender? The answer is yes! You can make fluffy frosting in just minutes using the Vibe Blender System. This smooth blender vanilla buttercream frosting is the fastest way to decorate and fill your cakes and cupcakes and bonus, the method comes with a simple clean up.  

Blender vanilla buttercream frosting


Powdered sugar

It’s essential to use powdered sugar, also known as icing sugar. It’s very fine and will dissolve easily into butter without becoming grainy. If you don’t have powdered sugar, you can actually blend granulated sugar in the Vibe Blender System on nut mode for 20-30 seconds or until it reaches a fine powder. Make sure the jug is completely dry before you begin. If your powdered sugar is lumpy, sifting it first ensures a smoother texture and less time running the blender.

Soft Butter

The butter must be super soft but not melted. If the butter is too firm when you blend you will have to open the jug and scrape down the sides several times throughout the process. To soften chilled butter, slice the butter into thin pieces and leave in the sunshine for 30-60 minutes depending on the time of year. Alternatively, put it in the microwave on defrost. If a small amount of the butter melts in this process it will be ok however melted butter will not produce buttercream.

Blender Speed

Start blending the ingredients on a low setting to avoid the butter splattering and the fine sugar dust going up inside the blender jug lid. Gradually increase the speed to medium until the mixture is light and fluffy. The Vibe Blender System is powerful, so avoid overworking the frosting. If the jug becomes warm it may melt the butter and spoil the frosting.

Consistency for piping 

If you’re planning on piping cupcakes or decorations, stiffer frosting holds its shape better. Fill a piping bag with the frosting then place the bag in the fridge for about 10 minutes to stiffen the butter.

Storing buttercream frosting

Buttercream will only last 2 days at room temperature. If it’s a hot environment it may sweat or melt. Buttercream frosting will set firm in the fridge and last up to one week.

Makes enough buttercream to fill and coat one large cake. The quantity can not be adjusted. 

Blender vanilla buttercream frosting


2 tablespoons milk
3 teaspoons vanilla essence
1 cup (225g) softened butter
3 cups powdered icing sugar, sifted


1.   Place the ingredients into the blender jug in the order listed and secure the lid on.
2.   Lightly tap the jug on the bench to help sink the butter down into the blades before attaching it to the base.
3.   Choose ‘smoothie’ mode and toggle to speed 1. Press the start button and slowly increase to speed 4 over approx. 40 seconds. Do not increase the speed above speed 4. Stop and open the jug. Use a soft, pliable spatula to scrape down under the blades to dislodge trapped butter. Return the jug and continue to blend on speed 4 for a further 10-20 seconds or until fluffy and creamy.
4.   Scrape out the frosting and decorate your sweets.
5.   To clean the stainless-steel jug. Pour 2 cups of boiling water into the jug with a dash of liquid detergent. Secure the lid on and blend on 'soup' mode for a few seconds. Discard the water then rinse. To clean the plastic jug, follow the same method using warm tap water instead of boiling water.

Blender vanilla buttercream frosting


Blender vanilla buttercream frosting

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