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Rich Buttercream Frosting Recipe
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Rich Buttercream Frosting Recipe

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This creamy frosting can lusciously top cakes as well as cookies. If you like to make desserts, you'll want to keep this recipe close at hand! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:40 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 40 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 8 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 6 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Food coloring, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 136 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 38 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine butter, confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla; beat until smooth (frosting will be thick). If desired, tint with food coloring. Yield: 5 cups.
Originally published as Buttercream Frosting in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p78

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 136 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 38 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Aug. 24, 2015

"Super! 1% milk is fine. Enough frosting for a 13x9 cake & a 9x9 2-layer cake.

- Theresa"

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Reviewed Jul. 22, 2015

"Great icing1 made this to decorate a 3 layer cake! turned out awesome! I used a little evaporated milk to make the consistency better for this cake!"

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Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

"What a great frosting recipe! I add an additional tablespoon of milk to make the consistency a little softer, which I prefer. I've used it to frost both cupcakes and cut-out cookies and am so happy with the results!"

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Reviewed Dec. 6, 2013

"A tried and true recipe. A good recipe like this, well it makes decorating your Christmas Cookies a breeze. Thanks Taste of Home. You are the Bomb!"

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Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012

"This is a great recipe for basic buttercream. The flavor is perfectly sweet and the texture and consistency are great. It easily accepts extra liquid (water or milk) to make a smoother, more glazelike frosting. It also crusts nicely, making it easier to transport frosted cookies! I have used this recipe exclusively for my sugar cookie decorating since I found it and also for my daughters' birthday cakes. The original recipe yields quite a bit - plenty to generously frost at least 6 dozen cookies or a couple of 9x13 cakes."

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