Vanilla Buttercream
Makes about 3 cups
  • 1 cup (227 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 cups (480 grams) confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons (30 grams) heavy whipping cream
  • 1½ teaspoons (9 grams) vanilla bean paste
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and salt at medium speed until pale and fluffy. Reduce mixer speed to low, and add confectioners’ sugar, ½ cup (60 grams) at a time, beating until combined and stopping to scrape sides of bowl. Add cream and vanilla bean paste; slowly increase mixer speed to medium-high, beating until frosting is smooth and fluffy, about 1 minute.
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