Vanilla Buttercream Frosting (featured covered in Cocunut flakes)

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1-2 tsp milk

In mixing bowl, add powdered sugar and butter, mix on low speed. Mix in vanilla and 1 tablespoon of the milk.

Powdered sugar

Powdered sugar

Gradually add in the remaining milk, the frosting should appear more smooth.

Add in the butter and milk

Add in the butter and milk

Mix on low until creamy, if needed cause of thickness add in a tsp of milk more

Mix on low until creamy, if needed cause of thickness add in a few drops of milk at a time more

If the frosting is too thick, add in more milk a few drops at a time.

If frosting becomes too thin, beat in a small amount of powdered sugar.

This makes enough to frosts a 13×9-inch cake or a 9-inch two-layer cake.

This cake was made for Christmas Day covered in coconut flakes;  for Christmas Eve we replaced the vanilla in this recipe with peppermint extract for a minty frosting.

Frosted cake covered in Coconut Flakes!

Finished Cake!  Frosted cake covered in Coconut Flakes!

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