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Sour cream frosting is the obvious choice for sour cream cupcakes. This sour cream frosting is based on a basic vanilla bean buttercream frosting. However, instead of using milk in the frosting, the sour cream frosting uses sour cream.

Even if you are not a fan of sour cream, you still may enioy the sour cream frosting. The sour cream flavor is subtle. It adds a pleasant tang which helps to counteract the sweetness of the buttercream. Try it and let me know what you think!

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Sour Cream Frosting


  • 1 1/2 C confectioners' sugar add more until it reaches your preferred consistency
  • 1/2 C unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 t vanilla bean paste add more to taste
  • 2 T sour cream


  1. Mix together sugar and butter until they are blended and creamy.
  2. Add vanilla bean paste and sour cream and continue to beat for another minute.
  3. If desired, add more vanilla bean paste to taste, or more confectioners' sugar to make it stiffer.


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8 comments on “Sour Cream Frosting”

  1. O my my my!! Your recipes and pics just keeps getting better and better!! I LOVE your blog and always look forward to see what I should try and whip up next :)

    CONGRATULATIONS!! I would like to give you this BLOG AWARD!!!


  2. Elianasays:

    This sounds super delish. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. that sounds good. I love sour cream and bet this is fantastic!

  4. My friend’s dad makes the most AWESOME chocolate cake with chocolate sour cream frosting. He makes it whenever we go there for dinner. I haven’t had vanilla sour cream frosting though. Definitely need to give this one a try.

  5. Could I substitute vanilla yogurt for the sour cream?

  6. Ooooh! I think I might try this using plain Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Cherylsays:

    How can I make this chocolate sour cream frosting?

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