American Buttercream Icing
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This Classic Buttercream Icing recipe is perfect for icing cakes, cupcakes, or cookies. It has a creamy and fluffy texture that spreads easily and adds a delightful sweetness to any baked goods. Made with just a few simple ingredients, this homemade buttercream icing is a staple in the kitchen of any baking enthusiast. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced baker, this recipe will guide you through creating a luscious icing that will elevate your dessert creations to the next level.
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup milk
- In a large bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy.
- Gradually add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Add vanilla extract and milk, and continue beating until light and fluffy.
- If the icing appears too thick, add more milk, a tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
- Use the buttercream icing to frost your cakes, cupcakes, or cookies.
- Store any leftover icing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.