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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Easy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe

About 15 years ago my mother taught me how to make vanilla buttercream frosting and I've been making it ever since. It's my family's favorite homemade frosting that I use to top off cupcakes, cakes, brownies and sometimes I will frost a homemade loaf of cinnamon raising bread with this particular frosting. It's super creamy and yes...sweet!

One of the reasons I love this recipe is that it only utilizes 4 different ingredients. Next, if I need a stiffer frosting, I'll add a tad more confectioners' sugar. If I need it a little less stiff and more creamy, I'll add a tad more milk. You can really play around with those two ingredients to get the perfect consistency to your own liking. Finally, I typically have all four of these ingredients on-hand, so I don't need to run out to the grocery store at last-minute!

Let's face it...homemade frosting is definitely BETTER than the store-bought counterparts! Here's my mom's recipe which will make approximately 3 cups. If you're going to frost a 2-layer cake, you'll most likely want to prepare a double batch.

Easy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe

1/2 cup butter, softened (not margarine)
4-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
5 to 6 tablespoons whole milk

In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter with an electric hand-mixer until creamy. Beat in the confectioners' sugar, vanilla extra and milk. Continue beating until it reaches the desired consistency.

1 comment:

jopb said...

I love vanilla frosting. This is such an easy recipe to make. I shall try it soon, perhaps on carrot muffins.