Remember the chocolate cupcakes I made the other day? Well I promised I would share the buttercream icing that goes with them. I’m back just to give you the easiest buttercream icing ever.
My family went on and on about how great these cupcakes turned out. I think they were a little surprised. To be truthful, I’m a little hit or miss on my baking. Sometimes I can turn out some tasty desserts that are hard to resist… And others I get distracted and burn my sweets. Oops! I try to multi-task a little too much.
I was patting myself on the back with this one. The finished right on time, the cooled while I blogged a little and then I whipped up this easy buttercream icing to go with. It was not an all day affair, which is perfect for me.
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3-6 teaspoons milk
In your stand mixer, place the putter and powdered sugar. Turn to low and start to combine. Slowly add in the salt, vanilla, and milk. You can add more or less milk to reach the consistency you want.
I wanted something a bit stiff so that I could use my star tip to ice the cupcakes. This buttercream icing would be perfect for cookies, cake, and other sweets. You could even add another flavored extract into the icing for a little something different. I’m thinking a little mint would be really fresh for a summer treat. The possibilities are endless!
Adapted from i heart naptime.