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Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing

Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Ready In

    15 m
xoshadyxo

xoshadyxo

After failing to find the perfect recipe for buttercream icing, I found one that worked for me and then added my own two cents.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 228 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.5g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 84 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Cream room temperature butter with a hand mixer, the paddle attachment of a stand mixer, or a wooden spoon until smooth and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until fully incorporated. Beat in vanilla extract.
  2. Pour in milk and beat for an additional 3-4 minutes. Add food coloring, if using, and beat for thirty seconds until smooth or until desired color is reached.
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naples34102
483

naples34102

3/31/2009

Creamy and fluffy frosting, yet still perfect for piping/decorating. One recipe, however, was barely enough to frost ten cupcakes, so keep this in mind for any of your frosting or decorating needs. I used this for coconut cupcakes, so I flavored it with some coconut oil flavoring, then topped with toasted, shredded coconut. I would call this one of the more exceptional buttercream frosting recipes.

tahoegirl
182

tahoegirl

10/24/2008

awesome frosting. easy to decorate with. the only changes i made was that i melted the butter and added 2/3 cup of cocoa to make the frosting a chocolate flavor.

lovestohost
167

lovestohost

10/19/2008

This is a great buttercream icing recipe. I followed it fairly closely, thought I did add extra vanilla, which then necessitated adding some extra 10X sugar to make up for the extra liquid. It does not make all that much, so I will prob double it when decorating a cake. It made enough for me to not-over-generously ice 18 cupcakes. Great taste and consistency. GO BULLDOGS! ;) TY for a great recipe!

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