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easy french buttercream frosting

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Recipe by
Midge Flinn
Fenton, MO

I have been making this frosting for years. It came with a spice cake recipe, and it suits any occasion calling for a white icing. Heed the warnings about the raw egg, however.

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Ingredients For easy french buttercream frosting

  • 1/2 c
    butter, softened
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 lb
    powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp

How To Make easy french buttercream frosting

  • 1
    In small mixer bowl, cream butter, egg and vanilla. Gradually beat in sugar. Add enough milk to make a frosting of good spreading consistency.
  • 2
    Makes enough frosting for an 8 or 9 inch layer cake, or 24 cupcakes.
  • 3
    Be sure to refrigerate any leftover frosting or frosted cakes because of the raw egg in the frosting.