Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe


Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe

"This creamy, thick Vanilla Buttercream Frosting is both simple and delicious. Whether you are looking to decorate a cake, cookie, or anything else, you'll find this to be a perfect fit. Tips: - Use a stand mixer! It's faster and will create a creamier, thicker, and smoother buttercream. - Sift the powder sugar before adding it for a smoother, creamier buttercream. - Set the mixer to low when you begin adding the powdered sugar so it stays in the bowl and not on your counter. You can mix on high once incorporated. "

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  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup butter
  • 6 cups powdered sugar, scooped and leveled
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  1. To make your vanilla buttercream, start by adding the shortening and butter to a large mixing bowl or to the bowl of your stand mixer.

  2. Next, add your powdered sugar a little at a time, mixing as you add it in.

  3. When the powdered sugar is all added, add the vanilla extract and mix again.

  4. Pour in 3 tablespoons of milk and whip on high. If needed, add another tablespoon of milk if it’s too thick.

  5. Whip again on high for 4-5 minutes or until the buttercream doubles in volume.

  6. Storage: To store your vanilla buttercream recipe, place it in an airtight bag or container in the fridge for up to 1 week. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months!

  7. Substitution Options:You can make this buttercream with milk, heavy cream, half and half, or even coffee creamer. Any of these options will make a delicious buttercream, but the more fat in the liquid, the creamier the buttercream will be.

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