Classic Buttercream Frosting

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READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 24
YIELD: 24
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Assemble your ingredients making sure they are room temperature. I suggest setting out the butter and cream the night before.
  • Assemble your utensils. You will need one large mixing bowl, a set of measuring spoons, dry measuring cup, liquid measuring cup, soft spatula, a standard hand mixer.
  • With your hand mixer beat butter in a large bowl on high speed until creamy.
  • Add heavy cream and extracts (or liqueurs if desired). Beat on high for five minutes.
  • Add powdered sugar one cup at a time, beating on high until light and fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl to ensure an even incorporation of all the sugar. .
  • Your end product should be light and airy.
  • Frost your favorite cake, cookie, or fill your favorite doughnut or pastry.
  • FOR MOCHA OR CHOCOLATE:  Substitute 1.5 cups of powdered instant coffee of your choice, or powdered cocoa in place of 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. I use Hershey’s or Ghiradelli. Both work beautifully. You may also add a coffee or chocolate liqueur, both which are fantastic. Again, this recipe is very versatile. If you want a stronger and richer coffee or chocolate, you can add more powders or liqueurs to taste. Texture may vary slightly with additional ingredients. Use your discretion.
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