Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

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

30 m servings 198 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 198 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 15.8 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.5g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 117 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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

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

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

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 t...

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

It was very lumpy and flour tasting. I had to whip the flour mixture for over ten min. to minimized the lumps. I added less then half of the four/milk mixture to the butter/sugar mixture then ta...

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