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French Buttercream Icing Recipe

With twice the butter of our regular Buttercream, this French Buttercream is sinfully rich and delicious.
Makes: 2 cups.
Skill Level: None
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Step 1

Place sugar, flour and salt in saucepan and mix thoroughly, stir in milk. Cook over medium heat and stir constantly until very thick. Remove from heat and pour into a medium mixing bowl. Cool to room temperature. Add 1/2 cup butter at a time (cut into several pieces) and beat at medium-high speed until smooth. Add vanilla and beat well. Chill icing for a few minutes before decorating. Iced cupcakes must be refrigerated until serving time.

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2/3 cup sugar


1/4 cup flour


1/4 teaspoon salt


3/4 cup milk


1 cup butter (, softened)

clear vanilla extract

1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract

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French Buttercream Icing is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 35.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite frosting I love the taste of this frosting and it is especially good on butter recipe yellow cake. I've been enjoying this frosting for over 20 years!
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I have made his buttercream for years and love it! It is my favorite
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wrong Name Title It's a good recipe, only it's not French Buttercream. This is Ermine buttercream, that uses a pudding-like base before adding butter. It's easier for me to ice a cake with this than regular buttercream.
Date published: 2017-09-09
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