Whipped Buttercream Frosting (4 Ingredients!)

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July 27, 2022 / by Carolyn Gratzer Cope / 1 comment / This post may contain tiếp thị liên kết links. Learn more.


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This easy, adaptable, vanilla-flavored whipped buttercream frosting is perfect as-is. Or dye and flavor it to your heart"s content. Great for piping or spreading.



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Why we love this recipe

Sometimes it"s fun to lớn have at it with all the bells and whistles in the world. But sometimes you"re just looking for a beautifully executed classic. When that"s your vibe, this is your frosting. This simple and simply perfect whipped buttercream frosting is:

Quick và easyBeautifully flavoredThe perfect consistency for easy piping or spreadingFlexible — works with lots of cakes and flavor variationsMake-ahead friendly

I first published this recipe here back in 2018. I"ve since updated the post for clarity & made a few tweaks khổng lồ the recipe itself.


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Suggested variations

This flexible frosting takes well lớn additional flavors. You can:

In addition lớn the vanilla extract, use a teaspoon or less (depending on strength — taste as you go) of peppermint, orange, lemon, coffee, almond, or rose extract.Instead of the milk, use one to two tablespoons of a liqueur like Kahlua, Baileys, Cointreau, Chambord, Poire Williams, Frangelico, Amaretto, Creme de Menthe, or any other good-quality nut-, fruit-, coffee-, or mint-based liqueur that you like.Add up to lớn one teaspoon total of ground spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, & cardamom (try a 2:1:1 ratio), or ground chili.Add two teaspoons of instant coffee powder.

Expert tips và FAQs


Can I make this recipe in advance? What about leftovers?

I prefer to lớn use this frosting right away, but you can make it up lớn a week in advance if you need to. Store in an airtight container in the fridge, bring to lớn cool room temperature, and whisk again for a minute before using.


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