Beth’s Basic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting (Gluten-Free, Reduced Sugar)

Doesn’t homemade frosting sound intimidating to make?

It’s actually not too difficult. And, it tastes so much better than anything you might buy in the store. Maybe that’s because it has three essential ingredients, instead of the twenty or so questionable ones hidden in store-bought frosting.

This frosting is great for cupcakes, cakes, cookies, and eating straight out of the bowl with a spoon. Assuming you don’t eat too much of it, the recipe below will frost about 30 cupcakes or one bundt-sized cake.

If you’re making your dessert in the summer, you may want to chill the frosting before working with it, and store your creation in the fridge until you need it. Otherwise your decorations will lose their definition.

One last thing to note: add the vanilla to taste. I like a strong vanilla flavor, but everyone’s different so mix it in a little at a time to make it to suit your tastes.

Have the buttercream blues? If your frosting isn’t quite the way you like it, check out this article here about how to troubleshoot your buttercream.

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