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    Buttercream Frosting

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    30 mins

    15 mins

    15 mins

    KJK #5's Note:

    Great with chocolate cake!! A family favorite!

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    1. 1
      Measure first three ingredients into saucepan and mix thoroughly, then stir in milk until smooth.
    2. 2
      Place over medium heat and cook while stirring constantly until VERY THICK. If not smooth when partially cooked, beat with rotary beater until smooth and then continue cooking.
    3. 3
      Remove from heat and turn into a 2 or 3 quart mixing bowl. For quick cooling-place bowl in cold water. Mixture should be cool enough to NOT melt butter.
    4. 4
      Remove a stick of butter at a time from refrigerator, cut butter into 1/2" pieces. Beat butter into cooled mixture about 2 Tbs at a time, beating until smooth after each addition of butter.
    5. 5
      When all butter is incorporated beat in flavoring. (Other flavors of extract can be used with success).
    6. 6
      Entire beating takes 8-10 minutes. Frosting will spread more evenly if chilled 5-10 minutes after mixing. Thickly covers 3-9" layers. Store cake in refrigerator until serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 15, 2013


      This turned out clumpy,clear, and liquidy. I had to keep adding and adding then straining the confection sugar to make it more hard. I finally decided to add cocoa powder, and that fixed everything. It tastes a lot better now!

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    • on October 26, 2007


      I thought this recipe was too sweet and that the flour made it too heavy. Also, there was not enough frosting to frost a 9x13 cake. I tried making it again, and doubled the butter, salt, & milk. I used a little less than 1/2 cup flour, 1/2 t. of vanilla, and only 3/4 cup of sugar. It turned out extremely fluffy and melted in our mouths. My husband loved it.

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    Nutritional Facts for Buttercream Frosting

    Serving Size: 1 (58 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 238.6
    Calories from Fat 171
    Total Fat 19.1 g
    Saturated Fat 12.0 g
    Cholesterol 51.3 mg
    Sodium 69.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 16.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 13.3 g
    Protein 1.1 g

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