An easy to make yet delicious American buttercream recipe
- 4 sticks unsalted butter softened
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 6 cups powdered sugar
In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip the butter until it is light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
Add vanilla, salt and heavy cream
Slowly add the powdered sugar. Add more cream for a thinner consistency, or more powdered sugar for a thicker consistency.
Turn mixer on high speed for 2 minutes to whip the buttercream until it's lighter in color. Hand stir to remove any air bubbles.
- For Mint Chocolate Chip, add 1/2 tsp of Mint extract (not peppermint) at the same time as the vanilla. After adding the powdered sugar, add a tiny bit of green food color gel. At the very end, hand stir in 1 1/3 cup of mini chocolate chips