Beat butter for a few seconds on medium speed, just to make it creamy. Add the confectioner's sugar, one cup at a time, and beat on medium-high speed until all sugar is added. Add the milk and vanilla and beat on high speed until the texture is light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
Chocolate Buttercream: For a simple chocolate buttercream that's good for piping, add 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa and 2 tablespoons of cold, strong coffee to the basic buttercream recipe.
5.0 cups, enough to fill and frost a 9" double layer cake
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 6:53pm