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vanilla american buttercream frosting


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Total: 10 minutes

Servings: 24


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Step 1

Using a hand held mixer or standing mixer, cream the butter using a paddle or whisk attachment on medium high until pale yellow, about 4-5 minutes. If necessary, half way through scrape down the sides of the bowl and continue mixing.

Step 2

Turn off the mixer and add powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix on low for a minute until it incorporates and starts to look crumbly.

Step 3

Once crumbly, turn up the speed and continue mixing on medium to medium high, about 3-4 minutes until light and fluffy.

Step 4

Gauge the consistency. If the frosting is too thick, you can mix in a few tablespoons of milk or cream, 1/2 tbsp at a time, until it reaches the desired consistency.