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Perfectly Pink Vanilla Buttercream


  • 2 teaspoons water
  • ½ teaspoon beet powder
  • 1 ½ cups (3 sticks) butter or Earth Balance buttery sticks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons non-dairy milk or milk.


  1. In a small bowl, gently mix the beet powder with the water.
  2. Let it sit while mixing the other frosting ingredients.
  3. In a stand mixer bowl, cream the butter or buttery sticks.
  4. Add the vanilla bean paste.
  5. Gradually add the powdered sugar one cup at a time.
  6. Beat on medium speed. When all of the sugar has been mixed in, add the non-dairy milk one tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
  7. By hand, stir in the beet paste.
  8. Turn the mixer back on and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, approximately 5 minutes.


5 cups

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