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Ultimate Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Prep time 10 mins
Yield Makes about 2 cups
If you love lots of frosting, double the recipe. 

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

  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.