Monday, August 24, 2015

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

I am terrible at frosting, but this one worked great

Classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
1 c. butter (2 sticks), softened
3-4 c. confectioner's sugar
2 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
2-3 Tbsp milk, heavy cream, or half-and-half


  • Place softened butter into the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. On medium speed, cream the butter until it is smooth and has lightened in color, about 3 minutes
  • Add confectioner's sugar 1/2 cup at a time. After each cup has been incorporated, turn the mixer onto the highest setting and beat for 10 seconds to lighten the frosting
  • Add vanilla and salt and combine until well-incorporated
  • Add milk until the frosting has reached the preferred consistency. For a firmer consistency, add more confectioner's sugar, for softer frosting add more milk
*To keep the frosting white, beat on high after each addition of confectioner's sugar 
*To get the frosting fluffy, beat on the highest setting with the paddle attachment to incorporate air

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