When we were married one of my absolute requirements for our wedding day, one of the things I was willing to give up a kidney or maybe firstborn for, was a beautiful cake that was light and fluffy with buttercream frosting. Buttercream frosting makes me want to get a spoon and sneak some for myself. Maybe even lick the bowl after frosting the cake. It’s a sweet treat perfect for birthdays and other special times with family and friends.
Fresh, real, homemade buttercream frosting though can be addictive. Since a frosted cake is not going to be everyday food, you can have it & know that the treat is well worth it. It’s also very easy to make.
Buttercream Frosting Recipe
What You Need
1 Cup of Unsalted Butter
4 Cups of Confectioner’s Sugar (Powdered Sugar)
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
2 Tablespoons of Half & Half (Milk Creamer)
Makes 6 Cups of Frosting
How To Put It Together
Softened your unsalted butter. Use either a stand mixer or hand mixer (we use a Kitchen-Aid Stand Mixer). You’ll whip it on a medium speed. Whip the butter until fluffy, should look light & airy.
Then turn off your mixer and slowly add in your Confectioner’s Sugar. Add in one cup at a time & whip each cup into the butter. Once it’s all whipped together add in your 2 Teaspoons of Vanilla. Then slowly add in your Half & Half Creamer. Do it one Tablespoon at a time. After each Tablespoon of Creamer whip the frosting. You may need to adjust the Creamer if you want it a little thinner, if you want it thicker you wouldn’t put the full second Tablespoon only add maybe half of it. Incorporate these fully into your frosting, takes less than a minute. We added the full 2 Tablespoons.
It’s light, fluffy and perfect for frosting your treats.