Easy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting


You know what makes me happy?


Yours. Mine. Everyone’s.

Whether the year was good, bad or meh… we’re still here. We survived 365 days of whatever life handed us… and that alone is worth celebrating.Easy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

We celebrated my mother’s 80th birthday recently with her favorite cake: White Cake with Lemon Filling and Buttercream Frosting. Okay, I’ll admit I used boxed cake mix and a jar of lemon fruit tart filling… but I made the Easy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting (because of the first word… EASY).

Prepare the cake according to the package directions. I added 1-Tablespoon of vanilla to pump up the flavor just a bit. For the lemon filling, I used Clearbrook Farms Lemon Fruit Tart Filling

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Wow. It just hit me. Eighty years. That’s a number I can’t fathom right now.

But I hope it comes for me some day, ‘cause like I said, birthdays make me happy.

I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: mamashighstrung@gmail.com