1+2=3 Buttecream Frosting

1+2=3 Buttecream Frosting Recipe

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sharon cowles


This is the easiest buttercream frosting you will ever make.. this is the way my grandmother taught me to remember
It's call 1+2=3 .. she got tired of me calling her for the right proportions and this is the only way I can remember it..

this makes enough to frost a two layer cake or on large cake and a bunch of cupcakes... please don't ask me how many.. my grandies tend to eat the cupcakes as fast as they get frosted...


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10 Min


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  • 1 c
    butter softend (2 sticks)
  • 2 c
    powder sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
  • ·
    dash of vanilla or flavoring of your choice

How to Make 1+2=3 Buttecream Frosting


  1. Mix the sugar and softend butter until creamy using an electric mixer.3-5 minutes
  2. slowly add your water and continue mixing for another min then add your vanilla.. and continue mixing.. I use my KA mixer with the whisk attachment .. usually mix 7-8 min from start to finish
  3. Using a mixer will get the creamy desired frosting you want.other wise you'll be mixing till your hands fall off..

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Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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