Vanilla Buttercream

  • Yield: enough to frost a 9-inch 2 layer cake
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Ingredients

6 tablespoons butter

3 cups confectioners' sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 to 8 tablespoons milk

Directions

  1. In a double boiler over hot water melt the butter. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes. In an electric standing mixer add butter and confectioners' sugar. Beat until mixture resembles chalky beads. Add the vanilla and the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until it is a spreadable consistency. Beat again until fluffy -- adding more milk if necessary.
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