Laurie's Kitchen

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Easy Buttercream Icinng August 21, 2011

Filed under: Cake,Chocolate,Dessert — laurms15 @ 9:35 pm


  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup butter (I use unsalted)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I mix it in to taste)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream (or milk whatever I have on hand)


In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.

Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency.


Add unsweetened coco powder to taste. I usually make half the batch vanilla ice half the cupcakes and then add chocolate to the second half that way everyone can choose their icing flavor!


One Response to “Easy Buttercream Icinng”

  1. […] the internet before so I decided to give it a try after she raved about it on her blog. I used my easy buttercream recipe to ice the […]

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