Monday, May 17, 2010

Quick Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

This was SO much better than store bought frosting, or any other buttercream frosting I have made before. I found myself eating the bottom of the cupcakes first, so the frosting would be my last bite! It is a little more work than opening up a can of frosting from the store, but it's worth it. I'll never buy ready made frosting from the store again!

Quick Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
Food Network

3 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 to 2 TBSP whipping cream (I didn't have any, so I used half-n-half)

In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes. Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency.


Kevin and Stephanie said...

oh I want to try this! I was looking for a buttercream recipe but all looked way too hard! I think I can do this one. I'll let you know how it goes!

Kevin and Stephanie said...

Ok I tried this tonight for Jaxons birhday cupcakes and everybody LOVED this!!

Lisa said...

I'm so glad! It's my favorite :)