How to Make Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

I got this recipe from Baking with the Cake Boss book. It’s a pretty basic vanilla frosting recipe, easy to make and great for icing your cakes.

Makes about 4 cups, enough to fill and ice one 9-inch cake

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ cups (5 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp fine sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp lukewarm water

Preparation:

Put the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and mix on low speed until butter is smooth with no lumps. With the motor running, add the sugar, 1 cup at a time, adding the next cup only after the first addition has been integrated into the mixture.

Vanilla Buttercream Icing / Glazura de Unt cu Vanilie - Ingredients Vanilla Buttercream Icing - Put the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer Vanilla Buttercream Icing - Mix on low speed until butter is smooth with no lumps.  Vanilla Buttercream Icing - With the motor running, add the sugar, 1 cup at a time,

Stop the machine and add the vanilla and salt. Paddle on low-medium speed until completely smooth, approximately 2 minutes. Add the water and continue to mix until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.

Vanilla Buttercream - Stop the machine and add the vanilla and salt. Vanilla Buttercream - Add the water and continue to mix until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.

The frosting can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. You must refrigerate this frosting, as well as any cakes filled or iced with it.

Vanilla Buttercream Icing / Glazura de Unt cu Vanilie Vanilla Buttercream Icing / Glazura de Unt cu Vanilie

I usually don’t use this kind of frosting to fill cakes… it has just too much sugar. On the other hand, you can work with it very easily to decorate cakes, hence why I posted the recipe on my blog and I recommend it.

 

Cakes with this type of frosting…

 

Ombre Petal Cake

Ombre Petal Cake

 

Easter Cake Decorated with Bunnies & Eggs

Easter Cake with Bunnies & Eggs / Tort de Paste cu Oua si Iepurasi de Ciocolata

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