RECIPE: Buttercream Frosting

Every good cake or cupcake deserves and equally delicious frosting.  This is one of my favorites (second only to cream cheese frosting).  It goes well with most every kind of cake and is easily changed by adding different flavors!  It is my go-to frosting when I do cakes.

Buttercream Frosting

1 c. butter, softened

6 c. powdered sugar

6-8 T milk

1-2 tsp almond flavoring

 1. Begin by creaming butter.

2. Next add some of the powdered sugar and milk.  I usually start with 2 c powdered sugar and 2 T milk.  I usually cover it with a kitchen towel so that I don’t get a powdered sugar facial!

3.  Once you get a good mixture going add the almond flavoring.  It is 1-2 tsp but I never measure I just dump it in.

4.  Keep adding ingredients and mixing until everything is in.  You want it to be creamy.  Be careful not to mix on too high of speed or you will end up with lots of air bubbles in the frosting and that will cause issues when you are trying to spread it.

That’s it!  Try not to eat too much of it before you frost your cupcakes!


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