Eats: Buttercream Frosting

10:38 AM


A few weeks ago, Kyle and I were in Target looking at all of the clearance items, like you do. I saw a box of strawberry lemonade cake mix, and it just ended up in my cart. I am not above boxed cake mixes, but I am picky. Luckily these came out great, I just needed a frosting to go with. I have never really made my own frosting, so I googled and thought that a buttercream frosting would go great with the tartness of the cupcakes. So that is what I made. 

I basically just used this recipe, but I added slightly more whipping cream. 

3 cups confectioners sugar
1 cup butter (used vegan butter, came out perfect)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2-3 tablespoons whipping cream  

Mix together butter and sugar first, then add the other ingredients. Beat for about 3 minutes. Top with sliced strawberries because delicious. 

*I took these to a friend's birthday party. I highly recommend sharing because I was tempted to eat them all and would have gotten diabetes for sure. 

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  1. YUM! I love buttercream frosting and the cupcakes look delightful. I need to do some baking!

  2. Oh my, they look great! I bet they taste great too!

  3. Ugh, you're making me crave sweets and it's too early to be craving them!! :)


  4. that's good to know about the vegan butter. i love all frostings, but white ones are my fave! i could eat it like ice cream (and then get very sick, but it's worth it)! have a great weekend!

  5. The buttercream icing sounds just perfect for the strawberry lemonade cupcakes! I would love to try these out! YUM!


  6. Ohmigosh Sara NOOOOOO! This looks so incredibly good - I feel like I just gained ten pounds looking at it!! :P

  7. Beautiful! love the foodie post!!!

  8. I have to agree with everyone these do look good!

  9. i am so wanting buttercream frosting! hahaha i am a boxed cake mix DIVA! LOL


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