Vanilla Buttercream Icing

Author: Canadian Living

Creamy, light and perfectly sweetened, our melt-in-your-mouth buttercream icing will give any cupcake or cake that magical final touch. Try it out on different flavours - from lemon curd to red velvet - and discover how well this icing complements any dessert. 

  • Portion size 900 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2003

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 5 cups sifted icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Method

In large bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy. Alternately beat in sugar and cream, making 2 additions of sugar. Beat in vanilla. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 24 hours; let come to room temperature, about 1 hour. Beat slightly before using.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per 2 tbsp (25 mL):</b> about

  • Sodium 66 mg
  • Protein trace
  • Calories 139.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Cholesterol 25 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 18 g

%RDI

  • Iron 0.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 0.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 0.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 7.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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