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I hate, loathe and despise store bought frosting.  I understand that it is super convenient,  but I think it ruins what could otherwise be a delicious dessert.    I am proud to say I have never used a can of frosting.  Does that me a frosting snob?  Probably.  I have been using this recipe forever.  It is easy and makes whatever you are putting it on better.  I promise!!

How to Make The Best Buttercream Frosting

Measure the Powdered Sugar for The Best Buttercream Frosting

First step is to measure the powdered sugar.  I use my food scale.  (If you don’t have a food scale the equivalent would be 4 cups.) You can sift the powdered sugar if it is really lumpy.  I do not always do this.  Instead I will mix the powdered sugar on low for 30 seconds to break up any large lumps.

Add Softened Butter to the Mixer for The Best Buttercream Frosting

Add 1 cup (2 sticks) of softened butter.  I only ever use real butter, but you can use whatever you have on hand.  Although I think margarine changes the taste, your buttercream frosting made with margarine will still better than canned frosting.

Add Vanilla to the mixer

Add 2-3 teaspoons of vanilla.  My family loves vanilla so I am a little heavy handed with it.  I’ll start with 2 teaspoons and then add more at the end.

Mix the butter and the vanilla

Mix the butter and the vanilla on low.

Add in powdered sugar and mix on low

Add the powdered sugar to the mixer.  Start your mixer (or beaters) on the lowest setting.  I usually put a clean dishtowel around my mixer to keep the sugar from flying out.  Keep on low until the butter and sugar are incorporated and then kick your mixer up to medium high.

Add milk to the mixer

Once fully incorporated at the milk and continue mixing.

Checking the consistency of The Best Buttercream Frosting

ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS taste your frosting.   My husband is the best frosting taster.  He will always tell me if the consistency is wrong, if it needs more vanilla or more milk.  If you are adding food coloring now is the time to do it.  Make sure the food coloring gets fully incorporated.  (Most of the time I do this part by hand.)

How much of The Best Buttercream Frosting will you need?

How much frosting will you need?  That always depends on how thick or thin you apply the frosting or how much decorating you do but here are a couple of guidelines. Our recipe should make enough Best Buttercream Frosting to cover a 9″ x 13″ sheet cake or a two-layer 8″ cake.  If you are making cupcakes, you should be able to frost 24 cupcakes if you apply the frosting with a knife.  If you swirl on the frosting with a pastry bag like we have done here, you should be able to frost 15-18 cupcakes depending on the size of the swirl.

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Frost and enjoy.

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The Best Buttercream Frosting is truly THE BEST!  We promise you will get compliments on whatever you put this frosting on.

The Best Buttercream Frosting

The Best Buttercream Frosting

Yield 2 1/2 cups
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

The Best Buttercream Frosting really lives up to it's name, it definitely is the best we've ever tried and so easy to make. This Buttercream Frosting will make anything you put it on taste better - we promise!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar (or 1 pound)
  • 1 cup Butter (Softened Salted Sweet Cream)
  • 2-3 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons Milk
  • Decorating Bags
  • Wilton 2D Decorating Tip
  • Mixer

Instructions

  1. Add softened butter and vanilla to the mixing bowl and mix until completely combined.
  2. Add Powdered Sugar and beat on low until it is incorporated. Then move mixer up to medium-high speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When completely mixed the frosting may appear dry.
  3. Add milk a little bit at a time until frosting is the proper consistency.

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