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Basic Butter Cream Frosting
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Basic Butter Cream Frosting
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This delicious homemade vanilla butter cream frosting is easy to make. Its smooth and creamy texture is perfect for spreading and decorating. Chocolate, cinnamon and other flavor recipe options allow for simple variations.

Prep time
Frosting for one 9-inch cake or 12 cupcakes
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Basic Butter Cream Frosting
Confectioners Powdered Sugar
Prep time :
Yield :
Frosting for one 9-inch cake or 12 cupcakes



  1. Cream butter until light and fluffy. Add one cup of powdered sugar and mix until light and creamy.
  2. Gradually add remaining powdered sugar alternating with cream or milk. Scrape bowl well. Whip until very light and fluffy. Add vanilla and salt and combine well.

Super Vanilla:  Increase the vanilla extract to 1 tablespoon for more of a vanilla flavor.

Cinnamon Frosting: Add 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon with vanilla and salt.

Brown Butter Frosting: Lightly brown butter in heavy skillet before blending with sugar and salt.

Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

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