Vanilla buttercream frosting

Butter and sugar are meant to be together, but add vanilla to the mix and your taste buds are singing "Oh Happy Day"!

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.

Add:

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!

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

We all know that butter and sugar are meant to be together, but add vanilla to the mix and your taste buds are singing "Oh Happy Day"!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Mar 18, 2011

Serves: 12

Total time: 10 mins

VanillaButtercream"

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • 3 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions:
  1. With an electric hand mixer, cream butter until creamy, about 3 minutes. Add sugar, milk and vanilla extract. Mix on low speed until light and fluffy. Add additional confectioners’ sugar to reach desired consistency, if desired.