Grand Buttercream

Southern Living
The 50th Anniversary CakeRecipe

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller; Food Styling: Marian Cooper Cairnes


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1 cup butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 (32-oz.) package powdered sugar
5 to 7 tablespoons milk
3 to 4 tablespoons orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract


Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 10 Minutes

Beat butter and salt at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy; gradually add powdered sugar alternately with 4 Tbsp. milk, beating at low speed until blended and smooth after each addition. Stir in orange liqueur and vanilla. Beat in remaining milk, a few teaspoons at a time, until frosting reaches desired consistency.

Created date

January 2016