Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

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"Smooth and tasty vanilla buttercream, perfect consistency for decorating any cake."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins
  • READY IN

    30 mins

Directions

  1. Stir milk and flour together in a saucepan over low heat; cook, stirring constantly, until thick, about 5 minutes. Cool mixture in refrigerator until cold to the touch, about 15 minutes.
  2. Beat butter, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until light and fluffy.
  3. Stir cooled milk until smooth. Slowly beat into the butter mixture until frosting is of a spreadable consistency. For a thicker icing, you may not need the entire milk mixture.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 03, 2013

Awesome recipe!!! The buttercream is light and delicious and not too sweet but also holds it shape enough to pipe! Perfect.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 27, 2013

It was very watery ,clumpy, flowery and tasteless, and I followed the recipe fully

 

20 Ratings

Jul 03, 2015

This recipe is ok. I used it as an icing and I didnt put any flour and used 2 cups confectionary sugar instead. Wouldnt recommend this though

 
Jun 11, 2015

I had to add more confectioners sugar because the frosting was so wet & even then it wasn't too sweet.

 
Mar 06, 2015

This recipe is flawless as is if you do it right. It's light,fluffy,and not too sweet. Only tip I can possibly give is whisk the milk and flour vigorously so it doesn't get lumpy and don't over cook it. Amazing recipe!

 
Dec 17, 2014

Quick and easy. Great texture and flavor. I added almond extract instead of vanilla and it turned out phenomenal! Advice..slowly add milk and flower mixture to get desired consistency. I had to add more powderd sugar at the end.

 
Jan 12, 2015

I did not care for this recipe. Texture was unappealing, thin before even adding milk/flour.

 
Apr 24, 2014

I thought this was great! Since I read that it might turn out lumpy, I mixed it in my blender, and it turned out excellent. I'll definitely use this recipe again. Thank you for a great recipe

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 198 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.5 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 15.8 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 117 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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