Ultimate Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting

Ultimate Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting Recipe

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Sheila Shields


I've decorated cakes since 1996. I've found that using vanilla bean paste gives the best flavor to baked goods and icings. Only use if you don't mind the tiny specks of beans.Use a high quality clear vanilla extract as a substitute if you want pure white icing. Vanilla bean paste can be found online and at Fresh Market Stores.


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frost 1 8 inch double layer cake
20 Min


  • 1/2 c
    softened butter
  • 1/2 c
  • 4 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 2-6 Tbsp
    half and half

How to Make Ultimate Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, shortening, extracts.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl sift 4 cups confectioners sugar. Slowly add to creamed mixture. Add half and half until desired consistancy is reached.

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About Ultimate Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting

Course/Dish: Spreads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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