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🍰 American Buttercream

American Buttercream

⏲ Total Time
19 minutes

🧂 Ingredients

  • 🧈 150 g soft unsalted butter
  • 🍬 340 g confectioners' sugar
  • 🥛 4 Tbsp whole milk

🍳 Cookware

  • 1 stand mixer

📝 Instructions

Step 1

Add soft unsalted butter to a stand mixer and beat until nice and pale, about 5 minutes.

Step 2

Sift confectioners' sugar and add to butter in two stages, beating for about 3 to 5 minutes between each addition. Make sure the mixer is started at a low speed so that the sugar doesn't go everywhere.

Step 3

Turn up speed to medium-high and beat until the buttercream is nice and smooth and pale, about 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 4

Add vanilla to milk/liquid if needed.

Step 5

Add 3 to 4 Tbsp of whole milk and beat for 3 to 4 minutes. Other flavors may be added at this point.

Step 6

The consistency should by spreadable and soft. Add more liquid as desired.

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