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

 

14 Ratings

Jan 12, 2015

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

 
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.

 
Nov 21, 2014

I didn't follow the directions and it turned out terrible!! But then I actually followed the directions and it turned out ok, I just think I messed up because it was a little thin, and I hoped for it to be thicker

 
Sep 26, 2014

My recipe is similar but it only has 3/4 cup of butter. I would try this again with wondra flour if you have problems with regular flour. This might help to eliminate the lumps. I use gold medal flour in my recipe. I do NOT use this for frosting. I used this as a filling for my chocolate torte recipe.

 
Aug 18, 2014

I did not care for this recipe. It comes out clumpy. Hard to make.

 
Jul 15, 2014

It just tastes like sweet butter.

 

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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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