- 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.
This recipe pairs well with a sweet white wine.
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Reviews for Easy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
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Ever notice how the 5 star ratings always start out great recipe or so easy, yet they change a half dozen of the steps?
I liked it. I made the original vanilla flavor. It was a nice texture for cake frosting. I also used it for piping decorations. I wish it were not so sweet, but I suppose excessively sweet is a given with buttercream.
This recipe is AMAZING!! But i did make a few adjustments so ill write out the recipe i used.
Instead of 4 1/2 cups of sugar i used 2 cups. And i only used 2 tablespoons of milk. I also used ,instead of vinllia, i used raspberry flavor and it tuned out great. I hope this review was useful! :)
I followed the instructions, but my icing came out liquidy and runny! It did, however, taste Delicious. I only used 5 tablespoons of milk.
I found this very simple, just what I wanted, simple. I used the 4 cups of sugar, plus added Hershey's unsweetened cocoa and the special dark cocoa, just added to taste. I also made my own powered sugar with my nutra-bullet because i didn't have any powered sugar. Not bad at all, sweet though. I then made my version of Reese's, added peanut butter to some of the frosting and made chocolate peanut butter frosting. Not bad.