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Rich Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Rich Buttercream Frosting Recipe

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. YIELD:40 servings


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


  • 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.

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.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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