VANILLA BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

October 13, 2014

A confession – sometimes I use store-bought frostings. Okay, not that riveting. We all do it. Perhaps a more vulnerable confession – sometimes I don’t think homemade frostings are better than a tub of the pre-made stuff.

But this is not one of those times. If you do it right, homemade frosting should be much, much nicer than anything at the grocery store. And it still doesn’t have to be that hard. I have found the trick is being sure to beat the butter long enough. At least a good, solid 2 minutes. My theory was correct because after making this, Dave was raving, assuring me this was my BEST FROSTING YET. And it’s simply a classic vanilla buttercream!

VANILLA BUTTERCREAM FROSTING from Rachel Schultz

VANILLA BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
Serves 2 and 1/2 cups

1 cup butter, softened
2 and 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons milk

Beat butter in a stand mixer for 2 minutes. Slowly add powdered sugar until incorporated. Add vanilla, salt, and milk. Beat for 3 more minutes.

VANILLA BUTTERCREAM FROSTING from Rachel Schultz HOMEMADE FUNFETTI CUPCAKES from Rachel Schultz

Here I served this buttercream frosting on some homemade funfetti cupcakes.

VANILLA BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
 
Author:
Serves: 2 and ½ cups
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 and ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
Instructions
  1. Beat butter in a stand mixer for 2 minutes.
  2. Slowly add powdered sugar until incorporated.
  3. Add vanilla, salt, and milk. Beat for 3 more minutes.

 

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Comments

  • Sue

    So is it 2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar like the ingredients indicate or 3 cups as the directions say?

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