Easy Coffee Buttercream

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated March/April 2005

A simple buttercream is a canvas for a vast array of variations.

SERVES Makes 1 1/2 cups, enough for 12 cupcakes

TIME 30 minutes

Easy Coffee Buttercream

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Our easy buttercream recipe is made with just butter, sugar, flavorings, and a touch of cream. It can be made ahead of time and refrigerated, but must be brought to room temperature to soften before serving.

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