Vanilla Buttercream

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

1 cup butter, room temp

4 cups icing sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

pinch of salt

  1. In a bowl, beat the butter, vanilla, and salt until super creamy and smooth.
  2. Add icing sugar 1/2 cup at a time, blending well after each. This eliminates lumps. Scrape down sides of the bowl often.
  3. If you find the icing is too stiff, add some milk 1 teaspoon at a time.
  4. If you want to tint your frosting, be sure to do so after you’ve added about half the icing sugar.

Baker’s Notes: There are a zillion buttercream recipes out there. Personally, I don’t like ones that have too much butter in them. If possible, I only use 1/2 a cup. Some people use both shortening and butter. Some use heavy cream instead of milk. Play around with your recipe until you find a flavour and consistency that you like.

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