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Buttercream Frosting

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (5 Reviews)


Dark and white chocolate marbled cupcakes with dark and white chocolate custard buttercream frosting.
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This delicious frosting can be made into peanut butter frosting by stirring in about 1/2 cup of peanut butter after it's made; or chocolate frosting by beating in 2 squares melted unsweetened chocolate at the very end.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 cups frosting


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 6-7 cups powdered or confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 6-9 Tbsp. milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla


In large bowl, cream butter until very fluffy. Add part of the sugar and salt and beat again. Continue adding sugar and milk in small batches, alternately, beating until very fluffy. Stir in vanilla. Fill and frost cake. If you have leftover frosting, put it between graham crackers for a fabulous after-school snack for your kids (or you!).
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 5 out of 5
Amazing!!, Guest Brenda

A while ago I was looking for a buttercream recipe to replace the not-so-good cake class recipe. I wanted it to be simple and delicious and this recipe really is. I will never use anything else! I love it so much, so rich and creamy. It can be a little sugary, so if super sugary turns you off you might want to add a little less. I make this whenever I make cakes. I highly recommend it!

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