Basic Buttercream

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Basic Buttercream

Rich, delicious and easy to make a basic buttercream. 4 Ingredients recipe.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Buttercream, Easy buttercream
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
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


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

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