Easy Recipes

American Buttercream

By An Edible Mosaic

This easy buttercream is great for frosting and decorating cakes!

Pro tip

Step 1

Add the butter, vanilla extract, vanilla bean paste, and salt to a large bowl, and use a handheld electric mixer to beat until well-combined.

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Step 2

Add the powdered sugar and cream, and beat until smooth and creamy.

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Step 3

If the buttercream is too thick, add a splash more cream; if it’s too runny, add a little more powdered sugar.

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This 5 minute frosting is rich, creamy & flavorful and perfect for decorating cakes!