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Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Buttercream Frosting Recipe

This basic buttery frosting has unmatchable homemade taste. With a few simple variations, you can come up with different colors and flavors—from orange, lemon and mint to chocolate and peanut butter. —Diana Wilson, Denver, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 8 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup milk

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, cream butter. Beat in sugar and vanilla. Add milk until frosting reaches desired consistency. Yield: about 4 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 453 calories, 16 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 160 mg sodium, 80 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.