Easy and delicious American Buttercream
Servings: 8 cups
- 6 sticks (678 grams) butter softened
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 11 1/2 cups (1300 grams) powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- heavy cream as needed
Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter until very soft and creamy.
Add the salt, vanilla, and half of the powdered sugar and beat until fully combined.
Add the rest of the powdered sugar and beat for 5-6 minutes.
If the buttercream is too thick add heavy cream, a tablespoon at a time, until it reaches the desired consistency.
You can add food coloring or other flavorings at this point if you would like.