Ultimate Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

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Ultimate Vanilla Buttercream FrostingRecipe
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Rose Nguyen
If you love lots of frosting, double the recipe.


Makes about 2 cups


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1/2 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (16-oz.) package powdered sugar
3 to 5 Tbsp. milk


Prep: 10 Minutes

1. Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.

2. Gradually add powdered sugar alternately with 3 Tbsp. milk, 1 Tbsp. at a time, beating at low speed until blended and smooth after each addition. Beat in up to 2 Tbsp. additional milk for desired consistency.

Created date

February 2009