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Simple Vanilla Buttercream

Simple Vanilla Buttercream
(American Buttercream Recipe)


* 6 cups icing sugar sifted

* 2 cups unsalted butter room temperature 

* 2 tsp vanilla extract or flavoring of your choice

* 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted if lumpy

* 4 tbsp heavy whipping cream room temperature

Baking Directions:

1. Prepare a stand mixer with a whisk attachment.

2. Whisk butter until creamy.

3. Reduce speed to low and add in icing sugar 1 cup at a time until well blended. Increase speed to med and beat for 3 minutes.

4. Add vanilla and 2 Tbsp cream and continue to whip on medium for 1 minute.

5. Add more cream as needed until desired consistency is reached (I added all 4 Tbsp).

6. Whip until the frosting is smooth and silky.

7. Use a 1M tip to do rosettes around the cake if desired.

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