Cupcakes are pretty much my favorite treat. They’re pretty easy to make, that is until it comes to frosting them. I pretty much gave up on perfecting the way I iced them, that is until now. Who’s ready for the best ever buttercream frosting?
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I’ve had a stand mixer forever but something about the NEW KitchenAid Artisan Mini Stand Mixer from Best Buy inspired me to give making frosting another try. Now let’s get on with the recipe!
Best Ever Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
1 cup Butter
3 cups powdered sugar
1-1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2-3 tablespoons heavy cream
pinch sea salt
Cream together butter and sugar in the mixer bowl on low speed until smooth. Add in the vanilla, salt and 2 TBS of the heavy cream. Mix again until combined. Add the powdered sugar and mix on low for 1-2 minutes. Once incorporated mix on high for an additional 3-4 minutes. If your frosting is too thin add additional heavy cream by drops until you get your desired consistency. If it’s too thin add a bit more powdered sugar. Frosts 24 cupcakes or an entire cake. Enjoy!
5 Tips For The Best Ever Buttercream Frosting
- Make sure your butter is room temperature soft but not melty.
- Use unsalted butter. It’s almost always fresher. Fresh is always better.
- Use real vanilla extract. No explanation needed.
- Use parchment paper baking cups. These will change your life. For real. I know this doesn’t really have anything to do with frosting but I wish someone had told me this sooner!
- Use a KitchenAid® Artisan® Mini Stand Mixer. You need this kind of mixing power to really get the frosting fluffy!
The NEW KitchenAid® Artisan® Mini Stand Mixer
I’m so excited to introduce you to the awesomeness that is the NEW KitchenAid® Artisan® Mini Stand Mixer. The Mini is a new and innovative addition to the KitchenAid Stand Mixer Family that you already know and love. It’s 20% smaller and 25% lighter but it’s mini size doesn’t skimp on powerful performance. I love how it takes up less space in the kitchen but is still as awesome as my old mixer. It’s Matte White color and shiny details give the whole room an updated and bright feel. Best of all, it takes up less space on the counter and in the dishwasher! Now I’ll even make more cupcakes!
Don’t let it’s mini size fool you, the NEW Mini Stand Mixer can make up to 24 delicious cupcakes (or 5 dozen cookies) in it’s 3.5 quart stainless steel bowl. More features include: 10 mixing speeds, coated flat beater, dough hook and 6-wire whip and it comes in a variety of ten jazzy and neutral colors. It’s so ready for your modern kitchen. Mine makes me smile each and every time I use it. I hope you love yours as much as I love mine!!
To find out more about the NEW KitchenAid® Artisan® Mini Stand Mixer from Best Buy, click here!
Disclosure: This post is written in partnership with KitchenAid and Best Buy. The cupcake obsession is 100% mine. the reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Your experience may differ.