Buttercream recipe


Here is a simple buttercream recipe that I use in many of my cakes. It is very fluffy, easy to work with and doubles very well.  It is such a simple recipe that can be modified easily. Add melted chocolate and coco and you get chocolate buttercream. Instead of vanilla extract, change it for almond or any other flavour. 
This recipe is my go to. 
Hope you enjoy as much as I do.
Ingredients:
1 ¼ cups unsalted butter, room temperature
4 cups icing sugar or confectioners sugar
½ tsp or more good quality vanilla extract

Step 1 


Beat the butter until light and fluffy.
Step 2
Gradually add 1 cup at the time of icing sugar. Add your vanilla extract or any other extract that you want. Beat on high for 5 minutes until it has double in size and it is nice and silky with no sugar grains.
Tips to make your buttercream whiter:
1) Use clear vanilla extract
2) Over beat your buttercream
3) You can also use white food coloring


Yield: 4 cups
Author: Liliana da Silva
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Simple buttercream recipe

Simple buttercream recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups icing sugar or confectioners sugar
  • ½ tsp or more good quality vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Beat the butter until light and fluffy.
  2. Gradually add 1 cup at the time of icing sugar. 
  3. Add your vanilla extract or any other extract that you want. 
  4. Beat on high for 5-10 minutes until it has double in size and it is nice and silky with no sugar grains. You will notice your buttercream being lighter and fluffy.

Comments

  1. thank you so much for sharing the recipe

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe 😊

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  3. Can I use magazine in place of butter

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  4. Can I use margarine in place of butter

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    1. No you can not
      use margarine. It has less fat and more water then butter. It will not hold it shape.

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  5. Pls, when given recipes write it in form of gram instead of cup for proper understanding. Tanx in anticipation.

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    1. Sorry but I don't work with grams. Thank you for your understanding

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    2. 8 tablespoons of butter =
      1/2 cup.
      in the butter package are the measurements.
      I hope to help you.

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    3. 285 gram butter
      520 gram icing sugar
      ½ tsp vanilla extract

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  6. Thank you very much for sharing your recipe❤

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  7. Hi, you can convert cups to grams and vise/versa by googling the question.

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  8. Thank you so much for this detailed information. You are mentor

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  9. Please how meny cups of sugar 4 or 1 cup

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  10. Thank you so much for sharing buttercream receipe

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  11. What can I use to make less sweet

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    1. Maybe try a salted butter?
      It can cut the sweetness slightly

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  12. Hello always follow you anytime you make new videos but my problem am used in measuring in grams or ounces so I don't understand in cups. If you don't mind can you convert your cups to grams for me pls. Thank you

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    1. There are 8 ounces to 1 cup if that helps and 1 cup equals 128 grams

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  13. Thank you for this receipe. Am new in cakes.still trying to learn.your videos and recipes will help me a great deal.

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  14. Thanks a million for the recipe

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  15. Thanks for this recipe I am now leaning and your videos has been helping me. God bless you

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  16. God bless you Lilly n thanks 4 sharing πŸ’•πŸ’―✔️

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  17. Hello, thank you for your recipe of the butter ream, I appreciate you sharing God bless and thank you again. I'm going to try this beautiful buttercream recipe.πŸ₯°

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  18. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome butter cream recipe...I will definitely try soon . inshaAllah......

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  19. Wie viel gramm entspricht alles?

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  20. Wie viel gramm entspricht alles

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  21. Salem merci d avoir partagΓ© cette recette trΓ¨s simple qui va beaucoup m aider.... Γ€ bientΓ΄t πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜˜

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  22. y do u use unsalted butter for butter cream..y ca
    nt we use salted butter

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  23. Can I use 8inch cake pan instead of 6inch for the pink and white semi fault line cake with the spheres are would it not look right.
    I think your cakes are beautiful best I have ever seen. Thank you. Pat.

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  24. How long you kept the cake in the fridge.?

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  25. Hi mam.... Does this stay stable at hot temperature without melting

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  26. Can I substitute butter with shortening?

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  27. Hi Liliana! I live in Florida and is very humid and hot. What buttercream do you recommend me. I like your recipe cause its very simple, but I don't think I can use butter or that much butter, cause it would melt with our type of weather. Thank you so much for your tutorials, I enjoy them very much and learn a lot. Have a great day!

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  28. Thank you for sharing and caring. Your knowledge is amazing. Thanks for being kind and sharing all the goodies with us. Much love and blessings 😍😍😍😍

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  29. Hi Liliana, is it possible to use this same buttercream for origami

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  30. How much melted chocolate for this recipe, thank you

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  31. Do you have an easy recipe for the best cream frosting that you can use for decorating cakes as well ?

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