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vanilla buttercream 2.0

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Daisy Jay
Union City, CA

This is the basic recipe I will never give up. I made the switch from shortening/butter to all butter and people - including myself - enjoy it a LOT more! Since it's all butter, it will harden just like butter when in the refrigerator. I advise not to eat the cake you use this buttercream for straight out of the fridge. Let it sit out so it can come to room temperature.

(1 rating)
yield 2 -3 cups
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For vanilla buttercream 2.0

  • 2 stick
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    heavy cream
  • 4 c
    powdered sugar

How To Make vanilla buttercream 2.0

  • 1
    Place softened sticks of butter in mixing bowl (or any other large bowl if using a hand mixer) along with vanilla extract. Beat on medium-low speed for roughly 30 seconds or until extract is blended in with butter
  • 2
    Add powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time on medium speed
  • 3
    Add heavy cream, 1 tablespoon at a time. Adjust consistency with heavy cream (thinner) or powdered sugar (stiffer)
  • 4
    (Optional) To make buttercream fluffier and whiter (won't be completely white, though), let mixer run on medium high and periodically stop and check to see if the consistency is to your liking

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