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Buttercream Frosting

Homemade Buttercream Frosting

Megan discovered a fantastic buttercream frosting recipe on that we made a few alterations to and have been using over and over. It’s quick and delicious every time. Not even Lauren can mess up this frosting!

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Buttercream Frosting
Serves: will frost 12-18 cupcakes, depending on how thick you frost
  • 2.5 cups confectioner sugar
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  1. Cream sugar into softened butter on low until well-incorporated
  2. Increase speed to medium and blend about 3 minutes
  3. Add vanilla and cream and beat an additional minute
Tip: To make the frosting whiter, use either clear vanilla extract.


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  • Reply Kimberly Peterson

    Great lookin’ frosting!! Nice and fluffy 🙂

    November 10, 2010 at 11:18 pm
  • Reply Cooking Creation

    That looks yummy! I’ve been looking for a new buttercream frosting to try out.

    November 11, 2010 at 1:15 am
  • Reply Pretty. Good. Food.

    I’m always unhappy with my buttercream frosting, but this seems like the proportions may be better. I’m going to give yours a try! 🙂

    November 14, 2010 at 4:32 pm
  • Reply Frances

    I love this frosting! I’ve made it several times and it’s always my go-to frosting! Thanks for posting it =)

    September 25, 2012 at 9:25 pm
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