Fluffy vanilla buttercream filling

    15 min

    This classic white vanilla filling for layer cakes or other desserts has the slightly caramelised silkiness of evaporated milk adding to its buttercream lightness and is completed with vanilla and sugar.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 215g butter or margarine
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 180ml evaporated milk
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. In a large bowl, cream butter for 5 minutes. Add margarine and cream for another 5 minutes. Beat in sugar, then add evaporated milk and vanilla. Beat until very light and fluffy.

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    very nice! tried it twice....with regular granulated sugar....it comes out very grainy. Not a good trexture at all! When tried with confectioners/icing sugar, it came out very smooth & we loved it!  -  07 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very good! It's a keeper. My children (ages 3 & 4) ate in straight from the mixing bowl. I'm not sure if white sugar refers to confectioners or granulated sugar. I've used this recipe 3 times. The first time I used it in a german chocolate layered cake with chocolate frosting for 60 children. I used the granulated sugar & it recieved many compliments. The next 2 times I used confectioners sugar in a layered chocolate cake with buttercream frosting (for a birthday party & a cake for home). They were well recieved as well. What sugar do you (the reviewers) use & what does white sugar refer to?  -  24 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I used this filling for a farewell cake at work. It was a big hit! One co-worker said he didn't like overly sweet stuff, but he came back for a second piece of cake with this filling!  -  14 Jan 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)