Vanilla American Buttercream

Yield:
2 1/3 cups (enough for 12 cupcakes)
Level:
Easy
Ingredients
  • 2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar (1-pound box)
  • Pinch fine salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
Directions
  • Combine the butter, sugar and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or in a large bowl if using a handheld electric mixer). Mix on low speed until mostly incorporated. Add the vanilla, increase the speed to medium-high and mix until smooth. Adjust the consistency with milk as desired. Use immediately, or refrigerate in an airtight container up to 3 days. Allow to come to room temperature and mix on medium-high until smooth.


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