How to make vanilla buttercream frosting

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How to make vanilla buttercream frosting
Buttercream frosting works well with a variety of baked goods. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Vanilla buttercream frosting is a traditional topping for cakes, cupcakes and other baked goods. This frosting has a rich, buttery flavour with a hint of vanilla. It is also simple to create as it does not require any actual cooking. Simply mix together a few common ingredients and you can have a delicious buttercream frosting in just a few minutes. You can even add your own spin and include any flavours you like such as coconut or almond.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Cream the butter with a mixer or wooden spoon until smooth.

  2. 2

    Add the sugar, salt, 3 tablespoons of milk and the vanilla. Continue stirring the frosting until all ingredients blend together and the frosting reaches the desired consistency.

  3. 3

    Add the remaining milk if the frosting is too thick after blending all the ingredients together.

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