Rich Vanilla Buttercream Icing

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

Recipe courtesy of "The Illustrated Kitchen Bible: 1,000 Family Recipes from Around the World" by Victoria Blashford-Snell, copyright 2008. Used by permission of Dorling Kindersley Limited. All rights reserved.

Rich Vanilla Buttercream Icing

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    Ingredients

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

    directions

    Prep: 10 min Total: 15 min (Quick)
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    • 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.

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