Nell’s Buttercream Recipe

the best buttercream recipe is great for cupcakes, too!

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In case I never told you, I’m a semi-retired pastry chef.

 

 

I have a lot of quick tips and tricks up my sleeve to share with you, including my buttercream recipe.

Do you have any idea how many pounds of buttercream I used to make per week? An insane amount. I don’t even want to tell you.

One thing that used to gross me out a bit is the amount of shortening that goes into frosting. It is just a little unnerving. You won’t find anything except butter in here!

Follow my technique for the best-textured buttercream around, right here! 

This recipe will work great for cakes or cupcakes. You can add in food coloring too, at the very end, if you wish.

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Nell's Buttercream Recipe
Easy-peasy buttercream frosting. You'll wonder why you ever bought that stuff in the can.
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
8" cake worth
Ingredients
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
8" cake worth
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Beat the softened butter with a hand mixer or stand mixer.
  2. Slowly mix in the powdered sugar, and I mean slowly! On low speed. You do not want a powdered sugar explosion in your kitchen!
  3. Once the sugar and butter is combined, add in the vanilla and salt. Mix for another few minutes before frosting your cake!
  4. You can store the buttercream at room temperature for a day or two, but I usually don't like to make it too far in advance.
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