Vanilla Buttercream

Southern Living
Vanilla ButtercreamRecipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham


A ring of Vanilla Buttercream is piped around the layers of Ambrosia Coconut Cake and then spread over top and sides of cake.


Makes 4 1/2 cups


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1 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (2-lb.) package powdered sugar
3/4 to 1 cup heavy cream


Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 20 Minutes
Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add vanilla and 1 cup powdered sugar. Gradually add remaining powdered sugar from package alternately with cream, beating at low speed until blended after each addition. Beat at high speed until smooth.

Created date

October 2013