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Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

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Chelsey White is the baker, blogger, and content creator behind Chelsweets! She is a self-taught cake decorator, who loves to share her tips and tricks as well as her tried and true recipes.
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This vanilla buttercream frosting is perfect for all your cake decorating needs. It's simple and will bring tons of flavor to any cake and cupcake.
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Chelsweets
Chelsey White is the baker, blogger, and content creator behind Chelsweets! She is a self-taught cake decorator, who loves to share her tips and tricks as well as her tried and true recipes.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
12
Serves 12
2 cups
Unsalted Butter , room temperature
8 cups
Powdered Confectioners Sugar
1/2 tsp
2 Tbsp
Heavy Cream
or Whipping Cream
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
573
FAT
30.3 g
PROTEIN
0.0 g
CARBS
73.7 g

Author's Notes

If you are making frosting for a cake, it is important to mix the buttercream at the lowest speed at the end of the process for a couple of minutes, to get out any extra air that might have to be incorporated during the mixing process.

You can also stir the frosting in a bowl with a rubber spatula, pushing it from side to side, to get rid of any air bubbles. This will make it easier to get super smooth sides on your cake!

I usually make 1 1/2 batches of frosting to stack and frost a seven or eight-inch cake.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Beat the Unsalted Butter (2 cups) on medium speed for 30 seconds with a paddle attachment, until smooth.
Step 2
Slowly add in the Powdered Confectioners Sugar (8 cups) , 1 cup at a time. Alternate with small splashes of Heavy Cream (2 Tbsp) .
Step 3
Mix in the Vanilla Extract (1 Tbsp) and Salt (1/2 tsp) at a low speed. Beat on low until the ingredients are fully incorporated, and the desired consistency is reached. If the frosting is too thick, add in additional cream (1 Tbsp at a time). If the frosting is too thin, add in more powdered sugar (1/4 cup at a time). If you plan to color the buttercream, add in the gel food coloring once the frosting is fully made, and beat on low until it reaches the desired color.
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
573
% Daily Value*
Fat
30.3 g
39%
Saturated Fat
19.3 g
97%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
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Cholesterol
83.5 mg
28%
Carbohydrates
73.7 g
27%
Fiber
0.0 g
0%
Sugars
71.0 g
--
Protein
0.0 g
0%
Sodium
101.0 mg
4%
Vitamin D
--
--
Calcium
3.5 mg
0%
Iron
0.0 mg
0%
Potassium
4.3 mg
0%
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