Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

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"Smooth and tasty vanilla buttercream, perfect consistency for decorating any cake."


30 m servings 198 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 198 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 15.8 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.5g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 117 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Stir milk and flour together in a saucepan over low heat; cook, stirring constantly, until thick, about 5 minutes. Cool mixture in refrigerator until cold to the touch, about 15 minutes.
  2. Beat butter, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until light and fluffy.
  3. Stir cooled milk until smooth. Slowly beat into the butter mixture until frosting is of a spreadable consistency. For a thicker icing, you may not need the entire milk mixture.
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  1. 20 Ratings


It was very watery ,clumpy, flowery and tasteless, and I followed the recipe fully

Awesome recipe!!! The buttercream is light and delicious and not too sweet but also holds it shape enough to pipe! Perfect.

This recipe is ok. I used it as an icing and I didnt put any flour and used 2 cups confectionary sugar instead. Wouldnt recommend this though

I had to add more confectioners sugar because the frosting was so wet & even then it wasn't too sweet.

This recipe is flawless as is if you do it right. It's light,fluffy,and not too sweet. Only tip I can possibly give is whisk the milk and flour vigorously so it doesn't get lumpy and don't over ...

Quick and easy. Great texture and flavor. I added almond extract instead of vanilla and it turned out phenomenal! Advice..slowly add milk and flower mixture to get desired consistency. I had t...

I did not care for this recipe. Texture was unappealing, thin before even adding milk/flour.

I thought this was great! Since I read that it might turn out lumpy, I mixed it in my blender, and it turned out excellent. I'll definitely use this recipe again. Thank you for a great recipe

I did not care for this recipe.