• 10 Ratings

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

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • In heavy saucepan, combine sugar and water. Bring to boiling. Remove from heat.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 Facts

312 calories; 26 g total fat; 16 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 8 g monounsaturated fat; 172 mg cholesterol; 7 mg sodium. 19 mg potassium; 16 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 15 g sugar; 2 g protein; 1069 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 12 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 20 mg calcium; 0 mg iron;


10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3