Thursday, March 24, 2011

Classic Buttercream Frosting Recipe

We are busy here getting ready for a birthday party for my youngest boy!  He is turning 9 tomorrow!!  Since I was looking this recipe up I thought I would share it.  I'll be making a chocolate Star Wars cake with buttercream icing for his party.  If it turns out well I will post pictures!

Classic Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Makes 3 - 3.5 cups

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks or 1/2 pound) softened (but not melted!)  Ideal texture should be like ice cream.
  • 3-4 cups confectioners (powdered) sugar, sifted.
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Up to 4 tablespoons milk or heavy cream.
Beat butter for a few minutes with a mixer with the paddle attachment on medium speed.  Add 3 cups of powdered sugar and turn your mixer on the lowest speed (so the sugar doesn't blow everywhere) until the sugar has been incorporated with the butter.  Increase mixer speed to medium and add vanilla extract, salt, and 2 tablespoons of milk/cream and beat for 3 minutes.  If your frosting needs a more stiff consistency, add remaining sugar.  If your frosting needs to be thinned out, add remaining milk 1 tablespoon at a time.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I have made buttercream icing several times for homemade cookies! It is SO good!



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