Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing495 Reviews
- Prep: 15 min
- Ready In: 15 min
“After failing to find the perfect recipe for buttercream icing, I found one that worked for me and then added my own two cents.” - by xoshadyxo
Original recipe yields 2 1/2 cups
- 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.
- 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.
Amount Per Serving (8 total)
- 228 cal
- 11.6 g
- 31.5 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (495)Rate This Recipe
"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 ..." See moreused 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."
"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 ..." See morenot 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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