Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Boomette

A recipe from The Taste of Home Cookbook. I made it to decorate cupcakes. It was great. I made the recipe for 12 cupcakes.

Top Review by Debra J.

gave me the basic information I needed then I tweaked from there. I ended up with a Vanilla Almond butter cream and it was delicious! Thank you. ps I am in now way shape or form a great cook lol so if I can do this anyone can.

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Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency.
  2. Almond Buttercream Frosting : Substitute 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon almond extract for the vanilla.
  3. Chocolate Buttercream Frosting : Reduce confectioners' sugar to 4 cups and add 1/2 cup baking cocoa; increase milk to 6-7 tablespoons.
  4. Lemon Buttercream Frosting : Substitute 5-6 tablespoons lemon juice for the milk; add 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel.
  5. Orange Buttercream Frosting : Substitute 5-6 tablespoons orange juice for the milk; add 1 teaspoon grated orange peel.
  6. Peanut Butter Frosting : Substitute peanut butter for the butter; increase milk to 6-8 tablespoons.
  7. Peppermint Buttercream Frosting : Substitute 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract for the vanilla.

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