EASY VANILLA BEAN BUTTERCREAM

 

  • Cooking Time: 0
  • Servings: 3 cups
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2½ sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise
  • 2½ cups confectioners’ sugar (10 ounces)
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream

Directions

  • 1. In a standing mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the butter at medium-high speed until smooth, about 20 seconds. Using a paring knife, scrape seeds from vanilla bean into butter and beat mixture at medium-high speed to combine, about 15 seconds.
  • 2. Add confectioners’ sugar and salt; beat at medium-low speed until most of the sugar is moistened, about 1 minute. Scrape down the bowl and beat at medium speed until mixture is fully incorporated, about 30 seconds; scrape bowl, add vanilla and heavy cream, and beat at medium speed until incorporated, about 20 seconds, then increase speed to medium-high and beat until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes, scraping down bowl once or twice.

Notes

Smooth, buttery, sweet and fluffy - delicious buttercream that is speckled with vanilla bean.

Categories: Frosting 

Author Credit: Cook

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