The Best Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Buttercream frosting is one of those staple recipes that's easy to learn but difficult to perfect. How much butter and sugar do you use? How long do you whisk the mixture? Should you use real vanilla or extract? Every baker will probably give you different a answer. Gemma's Bigger Bolder Making thinks they have the right answers. Gemma walks you through the process of making the most delicious buttercream in history. We guarantee that this will be the last buttercream recipe you'll ever need. Now, watch the buttercream queen do her thing.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

1 1/2 cups softened butter
3 1/4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
3 tbsps. cream or milk
2 tsps. vanilla extract
1 vanilla bean pod, scraped (optional)

Amazing. Make sure to follow Gemma's important advice on the length of time to let the butter sit out and whipping it before adding any other ingredients. This is now the only buttercream recipe we need. You can get a printable copy of the recipe from Gemma's Bigger Bolder Baking and see how you like the recipe.

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