Classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

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I really can not stand insanely sweet frosting on cakes. I want to taste the cake and the ingredients. I don’t want the sugar to be so overpowering that it is all you can taste. This incredibly creamy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting is my favorite for that very reason.

How to make Classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

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To begin, beat 2 1/2 sticks (1 1/4 cup) very soft, unsalted butter in your mixing bowl. Beat until nice and fluffy – about a minute on high.

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Mix in 2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar. Mix for one minute on medium speed, scraping the bowl with a rubber scraper periodically. Add in a pinch of fine salt, 2 tablespoons of half & half, and 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract. Mix on medium speed for 1 minute and then increase to high speed and mix for another 2-3 minutes, or until fluffy and creamy.

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Mix in coloring if you like and use as desired.

How to make Classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting from Cosmopolitan Cornbread
How to make Classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Constance Smith – Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Classic Buttercream Frosting that you can use for any cake or cupcakes you like.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert, Sauces, Dressings and Toppings
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/4 c unsalted butter, 2 1/2 sticks, very soft
  • 2 1/2 c powdered sugar, confectioners sugar
  • 1 Tb vanilla extract
  • 2 Tb half & half
  • pinch fine salt

Instructions
 

  • To begin, beat the butter in your mixing bowl. Beat until nice and fluffy – about a minute on high.
  • Mix in the powdered sugar. Mix for one minute on medium speed, scraping the bowl with a rubber scraper periodically
  • Add in the remaining ingredients. Mix on medium speed for 1 minute and then increase to high speed and mix for another 2-3 minutes, or until fluffy and creamy.
  • Mix in coloring if you like and use as desired.

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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