Buttercream Icing

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Recipe for Buttercream Icing. Here's a versatile frosting for cakes or fillings. Be sure to use a good quality unsalted butter for the best flavor.


  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Makes 2 1/3 Cups
  2. Heat milk to boiling in a medium saucepan. While milk is heating, beat egg yolks and sugar. Gradually whisk in the hot milk, taking care to only add a little hot milk at a time to temper the eggs. Return mixture to the saucepan and cook, stirring constantly, over medium-high heat until mixture is slightly thickened. Remove from heat and strain into a large bowl and cool to room temperataure. beat butter until fluffy, then beat in the cooled custard mixture, adding custard in small increments and beating until mixture is smooth. beat in vanilla or liqueurs. If mixture gets too soft or oily, simply refrigerate for about 15 minutes and re-beat.