How much does half of your buttercream recipe frost?

You said that a full recipe of buttercream frosting covers a 3-layer 9-inch cake. But you also said "To frost a 9" cake you would use about half of the basic recipe and make the following substitutions or additions." Does that also mean a 3-layer, or just one layer? So, do I add twice as much flavoring (in this case, orange curd) to a full recipe of buttercream to frost a 9" 3-layer cake, or will half the recipe plus the orange curd frost a cake that size?

From the editor:


The full recipe makes about 8 cups and that's enough to fill and frost a three layer, 9" round cake, which is listed under yield.

If you're wanting just to frost a cake and not fill it with the same flavor, you would use half a recipe and the substitutions listed.

Sorry for any confusion.

Michelle (editor)

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