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Rich Vanilla Buttercream Icing

Updated February 23, 2016
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This simple recipe can be used to ice cupcakes and to sandwich cake layers together.

Prepare ahead: The icing can be refrigerated in a covered container for 2 days. Bring to room temperature before using. If too stiff to spread, stir in a little extra milk.

Preparation Time10 min

Preparation Time - Text10 mins

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

Recipe Coursedessert

Dietary Considerationdessert

Equipmentelectric mixer

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Taste and Texturebuttery, creamy, sweet

Type of Dishdessert

Ingredients

  • 8 tbsp butter, at room temperature
  • 3 tbsp whole milk, as needed
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3½ cups confectioners sugar

Instructions

Beat the butter, 2 tbsp milk, and the vanilla in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth.

With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the confectioner's sugar, beating until the frosting is spreadable. If the frosting is too stiff, add the remaining milk.

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