1+2=3 Buttecream Frosting Recipe

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1+2=3 Buttecream Frosting

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...

★★★★★ 3 votes
10 Min


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


1Mix the sugar and softend butter until creamy using an electric mixer.3-5 minutes
2slowly 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
3Using a mixer will get the creamy desired frosting you want.other wise you'll be mixing till your hands fall off..

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy