Basic Buttercream

Basic Buttercream Recipe

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Jordan Perrigo


Don't use margarine instead of butter: using real butter gives a better taste and creates a better texture. -your Cup of Cake
Melting butter just don't do it. you won't get a light, whipped texture if you do.- Your Cup of Cake -Lizzy Early


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24 cupcakes
10 Min


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  • 1 c
    room temperature,butter
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3-4 c
    powdered sugar

How to Make Basic Buttercream


  1. Place the butter in a stand mixer and let it beat for 2-3 minutes on medium speed.
  2. Add flavorings, such as extracts or cocoa,and beat again.
  3. Slowly add powdered sugar until the buttercream reaches the desired consistency.
  4. If it becomes too thick, add a little milk to thin it out.

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About Basic Buttercream

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Wheat Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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