Basic Vanilla Buttercream

Basic Vanilla Buttercream

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Ingredients

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250 g 
lukewarm butter, cubed
600 g 
confectioner's sugar
90 ml 
milk
1 tsp 
vanilla extract
ÂĽ tsp 
salt
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  • 250 g lukewarm butter, cubed
  • 600 g confectioner's sugar
  • 90 ml milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ÂĽ tsp salt

Utensils

  • mixing bowl
  • rubber spatula
  • stand mixer or hand mixer with beaters

Basic and delicious

For cakes, cupcakes, sandwich cookies, and more, buttercream is often the finishing—and perfecting—touch. This recipe is its most basic form, though it’s easily adaptable to a variety of flavors. It makes enough buttercream to frost a 25-cm/10-inch layer cake.

Technique:

Beat the sugar and butter on low speed until combined, then increase the speed to medium and beat until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla, salt, and milk and mix for another minute or two. If the buttercream is too stiff, add a little milk; if it’s too loose, add a little more sugar.