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Rich Vanilla Buttercream Icing

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Categories: Cakes/pies, Quick to fix, Sweet
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

This simple recipe can be used to ice cupcakes and to sandwich cake layers together

Prep Time: 10M

Serves: makes almost 2 cups

Ingredients:

  • 8 tbsp butter, at room temperature
  • 3 tbsp whole milk, as needed
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
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Directions:

  1. Beat the butter, 2 tbsp milk, and the vanilla in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the confectioner's sugar, beating until the frosting is spreadable. If the frosting is too stiff, add the remaining milk.
Tips:
  • Prepare ahead: The icing can be refrigerated in a covered container for 2 days. Bring to room temperature before using. If too stiff to spread, stir in a little extra milk.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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