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Cooking School 101: How to Make Buttercream

Cooking School 101: How to Make Buttercream

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My absolute favorite frosting to top my cakes, be it a layer cake or cupcake, is buttercream. (It also makes a fabulous filling)!  This is a basic buttercream recipe that I use time and time again, because it is so versatile. You can add so many different seasonings and extracts to create amazing flavor combinations:

  • Have a Chocolate Cake? Add a bit of cocoa powder, and coffee extract for a yummy mocha flavor!
  • Have a French Vanilla Cake? Add strawberry extract!
  • Have Holiday Treats? Add peppermint extract!
  • Want a delicious Gingerbread flavor for cookies? Add Cinnamon, Ginger, and Nutmeg!

Keep this simple buttercream recipe on hand, even if you are just making a simple box cake mix, as homemade frosting can make a big difference with that “fresh from scratch” flavor.

Easy Buttercream Frosting
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You will need:

  • 2 sticks of butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-4 Tbsp. Milk or heavy cream
  • 2 Tsp. Vanilla

Directions:

Beat butter in a stand or hand mixer until creamy.

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Incorporate powdered sugar ½ a cup at a time until fully mixed.

Add in vanilla, and milk a tbsp. at a time until desired consistency is reached.
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That is it — SUPER easy and a lot less expensive than those cans of frosting at the store!

Yield: 8 servings

How To Make Buttercream Frosting

How To Make Buttercream Frosting

My absolute favorite frosting to top my cakes, be it a layer cake or cupcake, is buttercream. This is a basic buttercream recipe that I use time and time again, because it is so versatile.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks of butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 - 4 tbsp milk or heavy cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

Beat butter in a stand or hand mixer until creamy.

Incorporate powdered sugar ½ a cup at a time until fully mixed.

Add in vanilla, and milk a tbsp. at a time until desired consistency is reached.

That is it — SUPER easy and a lot less expensive than those cans of frosting at the store!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 440Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 191mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 0gSugar: 55gProtein: 1g

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