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Vanilla Buttercream

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

 

This recipe goes with Ambrosia Coconut Cake

Southern Living DECEMBER 2013

  • Yield: Makes 4 1/2 cups
  • Hands-on:20 Minutes
  • Total:20 Minutes

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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.

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