- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 4-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 5 to 6 tablespoons 2% milk
- In a large bowl, beat butter until creamy. Beat in the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Yield: About 3 cups.
Sweet White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.
Reviews for Easy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
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"Very easy to make and turned out great!!!"
"Recipe is great!! I couldnt help myself to add 12 oz cream cheese in addition to the rest of the recipe as listed. It helped calm down the sweetness."
"I felt it as my duty to make this review and let everyone know this is EXTREMELY sweet. I have a sweet tooth and even for me this was way too overboard. I really wanted to throw it all away but I couldn't because I was having my dinner party coming in an hour and had no more defrosted butter to create a new batch. The taste was really good, but too sweet to consume more than a spoonful. And as other reviews mentioned, you know it is too sugary when the texture is really grainy and not soft and airy like most buttercream. My recommendation is to cut the sugar to 3cp, 3 1/2 cp max."
"It is quick but the result is grainy. It lacks that smooth, silky texture that a buttercream icing should have. Certainly good enough for a kids cake, or lunch box cup cakes."
"It is absolutely 4.5 cups. Seems like a lot of sugar compared with the amount of butter. Most recipes for this frosting call for at least 1 cup of butter."