Nothing says happy birthday like a real birthday cake. You know, from scratch with delicious decadent and rich buttercream frosting. When you are gluten free and dairy free you might think that you will never again enjoy such a thing, but my Vanilla Cake or Chocolate Cake recipe with this fluffy and rich frosting will make your birthday worth celebrating again.
I never loved buttercream prior to creating this recipe. I always felt is was too rich to enjoy.
This recipe is light and fluffy but provides the perfect amount of sweetness to your desserts.
With only 5 ingredients you will find yourself turning to this recipe because it so simple to make and will never let you down.
This frosting is incredibly simple to make and also pipes well. You can put it in the fridge for 10-20 minutes to stiffen after making it if it is too soft.
I have also created a Chocolate Coconut Cake with Coconut Buttercream Frosting that is amazing if you are a coconut lover like I am.
So, for your next birthday or gathering be sure to make this buttercream. You will find it incredibly simple but so very delicious.
With a beater or stand mixer cream the butter and shortening
Add sugar and beat for 1 minute.
Add vanilla and milk and beat 3 minutes until very smooth and fluffy. Enjoy!
With a beater or stand mixer cream butter and shortening
Add sugar and cocoa and beat for 1 minute.
Add vanilla and milk.
Beat on medium high speed for 3 minutes until very smooth and fluffy. Enjoy!