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Basic Buttercream Icing Recipe

Looking for the perfect icing to top your cake? This Basic Buttercream Icing Recipe is super easy to make and ready in minutes...perfect for finishing off any freshly baked cake.

While you're here, why not check out some of our fab cake recipes? Choose from a Rocky Road Cake, Ice Cream Sundae CakeSprinkle Cake, Ombre Cake and many more!

Ingredients

  • 200g of room-temperature butter
  • 300g of icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of cream

Instructions

  1. Beat 200g of room-temperature butter and 300g of sifted icing sugar together on a low speed until combined, then beat on a high speed for three minutes until fluffy.
  2. Beat in one teaspoon of vanilla extract and one tablespoon of cream until blended.

Tip: To make this a chocolate buttercream icing, add 90g of sifted cocoa powder. Beat in fresh milk until it is a smooth, spreadable consistency.

Tip: Make this a cream cheese icing by substituting room-temperature cream cheese for the butter.

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Easy Food is Ireland's No.1 food magazine and always answers the question, “What’s for dinner?". It is the ultimate kitchen and cooking guide for home cooks, with every issue containing a delicious mix of cooking tips, budget recipes, easy meal ideas and nutritional information. We have step-by-step recipes with accompanying cook-along videos on our YouTube channel, as well as practical information from Home Economics teachers in each issue. There’s something for everyone, as young cooks can flip to the Kids’ Kitchen section for fun kitchen tips, kid-friendly cooking products and a cut-out-and-keep recipe that they’re sure to love! Check out Easy Food on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
 

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