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4 from 4 votes

Sour Cream Frosting

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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sour cream frosting, sour cream frosting recipe, vanilla sour cream frosting
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 133kcal


  • 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


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


Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 2mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Calcium: 4mg