Buttercream Frosting

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Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

Welcome to Claire's

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

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This frosting is the fluffy white cream that is generously spread on the delicious cakes that have been our trademark at Claire’s since 1975.


  • 4 tablespoons (½ stick) butter, brought to room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons (½ stick) organic, trans fat-free margarine substitute, brought to room temperature
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


    Using a hand mixer on medium speed, beat together the butter and the margarine substitute for about 3 minutes, or until light and creamy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Add the confectioners’ sugar ½ cup at a time, beating about 2 minutes after each addition, until light and creamy. Beat in the vanilla extract.