Vanilla Buttercream
Makes 4 cups
  • 1½ cups (340 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons (8 grams) vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon (1.5 grams) kosher salt
  • 9 cups (1,080 grams) confectioners’ sugar
  • 6 tablespoons (90 grams) whole milk
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter at medium speed until creamy. Beat in vanilla and salt. Reduce mixer to low, and gradually add confectioners’ sugar. Increase mixer speed to medium, and beat until smooth. Beat in milk, 1 tablespoon (15 grams) at a time, until frosting reaches a spreadable consistency.
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