Listen up, dessert enthusiasts! I’ve got some sweet news that will send your taste buds into a frenzy. You know that mouthwatering Cream Cheese Frosting we’ve all come to love? Well, hold onto your hats because we’ve taken it up a notch with our sensational new creation: Vanilla Buttercream. That’s right, we’ve transformed the classic cream cheese frosting into a velvety, smooth buttercream that will have you begging for more.
Let’s get to it!
HOW TO MAKE A SIMPLE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
- Grab a large mixing bowl and let’s start by creaming the unsalted butter and vegetable shortening together. We want them to become best friends, so use a hand-mixer on medium speed and whip them until they become smooth, light, and oh-so-fluffy. This is where the magic begins.
- Once the butter and shortening are perfectly creamed, it’s time to introduce some vanilla goodness. Add in the vanilla extract and give it a good mix. We want that beautiful vanilla flavor to permeate every bite.
- Now comes the sugary goodness! Slowly add the sifted powdered sugar, one cup at a time, while continuing to mix. Don’t forget to scrape down the sides of the bowl to ensure everything is fully incorporated. We’re aiming for a smooth and velvety texture that will make your taste buds dance.
- Keep adding the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, until you’ve incorporated all of it. This is where the sweetness takes center stage, so don’t hold back!
- To achieve the perfect consistency, slowly add the whole milk, one tablespoon at a time, while mixing. Keep an eye on the texture and stop when you reach the desired consistency. We want a frosting that’s spreadable, smooth, and luscious.
There you have it, my friends—our irresistible Vanilla Buttercream, ready to elevate your cakes, cupcakes, or any sweet creation to a whole new level. It’s time to unleash your frosting prowess and bring a touch of creamy delight to your desserts.
So go ahead, spread it, pipe it, or simply lick it off the spoon. The choice is yours, and the satisfaction is guaranteed!
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- 1 Cup Unsalted butter, room temperature
- ½ Cup Vegetable Shortening
- 4 Cups Powdered sugar, sifted
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
- ¼ Cup Whole Milk
- Cream the butter and shortening in a large mixing bowl with a hand-mixer on medium speed until smooth, light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla and combine.
- Slowly add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time and continue mixing until smooth, scraping down the bowl as needed. Continue until all the sugar is fully incorporated
- Slowly add in the milk, one tablespoon at a time, while mixing, until reaching the desired consistency.