Vanilla Buttercream

This simple buttercream frosting makes enough to frost a two-layer cake.

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Yield: 3 cups (enough to frost 9-inch two-layer cake)
Prep Time: 25 mins
Related Categories: Cake, Desserts, Frosting and Filling
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    5   tablespoons 
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    slightly beaten egg yolks
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    1 1/2  cup (3 sticks) 
    unsalted butter, softened

In heavy saucepan, combine sugar and water. Bring to boiling. Remove from heat.
Gradually stir bout half of sugar mixture into egg yolks. Return all of yolk mixture to saucepan. Bring to gentle boil; reduce heat. Cook and stir 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Cool to room temperature.
In large mixing bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on high speed until fluffy. Add sugar-egg mixture, beating until combined. If necessary, chill frosting until it reaches spreading consistency. Makes 3 cups (enough to frost 9-inch two-layer cake).
  • Chocolate Buttercream: Prepare Vanilla Buttercream as above except stir 4 ounces melted semisweet or bittersweet chocolate into hot sugar water.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 312, Fat, total (g) 26, chol. (mg) 172, sat. fat (g) 16, carb. (g) 16, Monosaturated fat (g) 8, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, sugar (g) 15, pro. (g) 2, vit. A (IU) 1069, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 12, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, sodium (mg) 7, Potassium (mg) 19, calcium (mg) 20, iron (mg) 0, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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