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Vanilla And Chocolate Buttercream Icings Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

A basic buttercream icing recipe that you can use on all sorts of delicious desserts.

Ingredients

Vanilla Buttercream Icing
1 cup butter, softened
4 cups confectioners sugar (more or less if needed for good consistancy)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of milk (more or less if needed for good consistancy)
Chocolate Buttercream Icing
* Just add 3 tablespoons cocoa powder to the Vanilla Buttercream Icing

Directions

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, and vanilla. Blend in the sugar and beat well. Beat in the milk, and continue mixing until light and fluffy. Keep icing covered until ready to decorate.

* Note that you should add the milk a little at a time to get the consistancy you would like.

For Chocolate Buttercream Icing, just beat in the 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder to the vanilla mixture.

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