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Buttercream Frosting

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 10 min
  • Servings 12

Butter provides creamy texture to a frosting that’s ready in 10 minutes - perfect for dessert. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

2/3
cup butter, softened
4
cups powdered sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
to 4 tablespoons half-and-half or milk

Steps

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  • 1
    In large bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating well.
  • 2
    Beat in vanilla and enough half-and-half for desired spreading consistency.

Expert Tips

  • Browned Butter Frosting: In large saucepan, cook butter over medium heat until light golden brown, stirring constantly. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating well. Continue as directed above. Chocolate Buttercream Frosting: Add 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa, 2 envelopes premelted unsweetened chocolate, or 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted, to butter; blend well. Continue as directed above. Chocolate-Cherry Buttercream Frosting: Add 3 tablespoons drained chopped maraschino cherries to Chocolate Buttercream Frosting; mix well. Coffee Buttercream Frosting: Dissolve 1 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee granules or crystals in 2 tablespoons of the half-and-half. Lemon Buttercream Frosting: Substitute 2 to 4 tablespoons lemon juice for the half-and-half and 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel for the vanilla. Nut Buttercream Frosting: Stir in 1/4 cup chopped nuts. Orange Buttercream Frosting: Substitute 2 to 4 tablespoons orange juice for the half-and-half and 1 teaspoon grated orange peel for the vanilla. Peanut Butter Frosting: Add 3 tablespoons peanut butter to the butter; blend well. Continue as directed above.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 of Recipe
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
105mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
39g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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