Basic Buttercream

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Basic Buttercream

Rich, delicious and easy to make a basic buttercream. 4 Ingredients recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 5 Cups


  • 1 Cup unsalted butter room temp.
  • 3 to 4 Cups Powder Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp Whole Milk If needed to adjust consistancy


  • In a clean bowl, cream the butter until pale color.
  • Add powder sugar and mix together until smooth.
  • Add the vanilla extract until well combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl andd mix until all ingredients are combined.
  • Add milk to adjust consistency * Only if needed.
Keyword Buttercream, Easy buttercream
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