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Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Details

Timing
Timing
Total:
Prep:
6 Min.
Skill Level:
Beginner
Yields:
2-1/3 cups frosting

With just four ingredients, this delicious and fluffy vanilla buttercream frosting recipe comes together in a matter of minutes and is incredibly versatile. A classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting can be used for coating cakes and other treats, filling goodies for a sweet surprise and, of course, for decorating. Because of its neutral hue, this creamy frosting is perfect for adding in sprinkles or food coloring when decorating birthday cakes, cupcakes, holiday goodies and so much more.  Now that you've mastered vanilla frosting, try your hand at this Easy Chocolate Frosting. It's just two ingredients and two steps!

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
6 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup
    butter or margarine, softened
  • 4 cups
    powdered sugar
  • 3-4 Tbsps
    milk
  • 1-1/2 tsps
    vanilla extract

Directions

Equipment Needed 
mixing bowl Mixing bowl
mixer Mixer
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1

Beat butter in large bowl until creamy. 

2

Gradually add about half of the powdered sugar, beating well. 

3

Slowly beat in milk and vanilla. 

4

Gradually add remaining powdered sugar, beating until smooth. 

5

Add additional milk, if necessary, until frosting is spreading consistency. 

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