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Vanilla Buttercream

on May 19, 2014

vanilla buttercream

Yield: 12 cups

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 lbs confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. On medium speed, beat butter until light and fluffy.
  2. On low, gradually beat in half of confectioners’ sugar until smooth.
  3. Alternately beat in remaining sugar with milk until smooth and creamy.
  4. Beat in vanilla and salt.

Variations:

  • Chocolate Buttercream: Prepare Vanilla Buttercream.  Gradually beat in 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder, then 1/4 cup Dark Chocolate Ganache.  Yields: 12-13 cups
  • Grasshopper Buttercream: Prepare Vanilla Buttercream.  Beat in 2 tsp mint extract and green food colouring.  Fold in 1/4 cup crushed Oreo cookies.  Yields: 12 cups
  • Raspberry Buttercream: Prepare Vanilla Buttercream.  Beat in 1/4 cup Raspberry Puree.  Yields: 12 cups

Source:  Woman’s World magazine April 28, 2014 issue

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