Old-Fashioned Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

By: Julianne from beyondfrosting.com
Old-Fashioned Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
Old-Fashioned Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
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Every Southern baker should have a go-to recipe for frosting. Once you try this Old-Fashioned Vanilla Buttercream Frosting, you won't want to use any other frosting recipe. You only need four ingredients to make this incredible frosting. The trick to making the best buttercream frosting is using unsalted butter because you have complete control over the flavor. To create a light and airy texture, you have to take the time to whip this frosting. The result is simply amazing! Spread this frosting on carrot cake, chocolate cake, vanilla cupcakes, or anything else you desire. Everyone will be asking you for this recipe!

Yields4 1/2

Preparation Time15 min


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I have been making this Old-Fashioned Vanilla Buttercream Frosting for years now. I love this recipe and it works out every time. The trick is to use cold butter and you'll have to beat it like she said to get a great piping frosting. I never add salt to combat the sweetness, I add a few drops of lemon juice and it works great, but doesn't have the lemon flavor. You can also use any flavor if you don't want vanilla, there are so many flavors out there today. Thank you for sharing this free recipe.

I've been looking for a great simple buttercream recipe. Can't wait to try this out!


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