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The Best Buttercream Frosting

We're getting back to basics, breaking down exactly how to make buttercream frosting. This perfect buttercream frosting will complete any cake or cookie!
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Ingredients

Instructions

  1.  Place the softened butter and powdered sugar in a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Beat the butter and sugar together until combined. The mixture will be thick.
  2. Add the milk, salt, and vanilla extract and turn the mixer on high. Beat for 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl using a rubber spatula. Beat for 2 more minutes until frosting is thick and fluffy.
  3. Transfer to a piping bag to frost your favorite cake, cupcakes, or cookies!