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Organic Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Organic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Recipe adapted from Super-Duper Cupcakes by Elaine Cohen.

Organic food coloring can be added to make this frosting any color.


1/2 pound (2 sticks) organic unsalted butter, softened

1 pound (4 cups) organic confectioners' sugar

1 tablespoon pure organic vanilla extract

2 tablespoons organic cream (or milk)

Pinch of salt


Beat the butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla, cream and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer at low speed until the sugar is moistened.

Increase the speed to medium and beat, stopping twice to scrape down the bowl, until creamy and fluffy, about 1 1/2 minutes.

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