- 1 cup butter, softened
- 8 cups confectioners' sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup milk
- In a bowl, cream butter. Beat in sugar and vanilla. Add milk until frosting reaches desired consistency. Yield: about 4 cups.
Sweet White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.
Reviews for Buttercream Frosting
"This is a good butter cream frosting. I made the chocolate and the only change I made was to add in a bit of sea salt to offset the sweetness. The chocolate and sea salt combination is delicious."
"This is very easy to make and just delicious."
"This and similar frostings are good if you don't have a stand mixer, and don't feel the need to own one, because you don't have to beat them a lot. Plus the taste is decent enough, although it is a little on the sweet side."
"You can add popcorn salt to cut down on the sweetness"
"The four simple ingredients used in this recipe create a delicious buttercream frosting. I did sub in almond milk for the regular milk."
"Perhaps I should not have been surprised how much confectioners' sugar cake frosting uses, but I was. I was pleased with the recipe, though. I used the frosting on a pumpkin-spice cake, and they complimented each other. My dad pined that it tasted too sweet, probably because he rarely likes cake. I loved the taste, though--it certainly beats any store-bought frosting. Every cake lover will adore this frosting."
"I love how easy to it make..."
"I am new to baking, cooking, and, all the above... This is a simple, yet, wonderfully sweet recipe. I really really enjoyed it! I usually will only eat wiped cream frosting; now this will be added to the list of edible cupcake/cake frostings. As for how I prepared this frosting I cut the recipe in half; I only used 3 cups of confections' sugar. In addition, I only needed to use 1/3 cup milk. Hope this helps!"
"This is very sweet and makes a lot of frosting. I made half a recipe and had plenty for a 9X13 pan."
"This is my stand-by buttercream frosting! I use it every time and this freezes excellent as well! Hardly no measuring ..... half a block of butter and a bag of icing sugar (1kg) plus 2 cups awesome good and fast!"