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Classic Buttercream Frosting

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  1. 2 sticks of butter, at room temperature
  2. 3 cups confectioners sugar
  3. 1 TBS vanilla
  4. 3 TBS milk (you may or may not need this depending upon the consistency and what you are using the frosting for)


  1. In a stand mixture or using a hand mixture, beat butter on medium for at least 5 minutes until it is light a fluffy.
  2. Add vanilla.
  3. Slowly add sugar, 1/4 cup at a time.
  4. Beat on medium medium high speed for 5 minutes.
  5. If you need a thinner frosting add a TBS of milk at a time.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes