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Vanilla buttercream frosting

I have made more frosting this winter than during any other 5-month span in my life. Lots of cupcakes and cake and just plain old licking of spoons and fingers. Reason #489 why my baby weight is still not totally gone. I'm blaming it all on the horrendous winter we have just experienced. All I have wanted to do is stay inside and make food and eat food and then eat more and more and more.

My peppermint buttercream frosting is still my winter favorite, but can you ever really go wrong with frosting? Butter and sugar are meant to be together, especially when they are swirling around in my satisfied belly.

With an electric hand mixer, cream 1 stick of butter for 3 minutes.


3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix on low speed until light and fluffy. Add additional confectioners' sugar, if needed. Mmmmm!

Click here for a printable recipe!

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Reader Comments (3)

I may make some just to lick off a spoon! Love it :)

03.19.2011 | Unregistered CommenterParsley Sage

it certainly was a terrible winter, and that certainly sounds like a great excuse to make more frosting...I mean really you don't always need a cake, its a great dip for pretzels and chips!!
hope you are having a wonderful weekend

03.19.2011 | Unregistered CommenterChef Dennis

Staying inside and licking spoons of buttercream when it's cold outside sounds pretty perfect. And, no, you can never go wrong with frosting!

03.22.2011 | Unregistered Commenterlisaiscooking

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