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Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups sifted powdered sugar


  1. Beat butter, milk and vanilla in large bowl until creamy.
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar; beat until creamy and smooth. Add more milk if mixture is too thick.
  3. Spread onto cupcakes or cake.

Servings: 20

TEST KITCHEN TIP:  For seasonal or special occasions, color frosting with food coloring.

Nutritional Information: 1/20 of a recipe (0.5 ounces) • Calories 84.21 • Calories From Fat (96%) 81.22 • Total Fat 9.24g 14% • Saturated Fat 5.85g 29% • Cholesterol 24.52mg 8% • Sodium 81.78mg 3% • Potassium 5.18mg <1% • Total Carbohydrates 0.48g <1% • Fiber 0g 0% • Sugar 0.48g • Protein 0.15g <1%


Course: Kid Friendly, Desserts

Prep Time: 0-10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

For decorating ideas, visit our Everyday Good Thinking Blog.

Recommended Products: Hand Mixers

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