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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 80 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 61 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 32 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until thickened and opaque. Cool to room temperature.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter and vanilla until light and fluffy. Beat in cornstarch mixture. Gradually add confectioners' sugar; beat until frosting is light and fluffy. Yield: 5 cups.
Almond Frosting: Decrease vanilla extract to 1 teaspoon; add 1/2 teaspoon almond extract. Proceed as directed. Chocolate Frosting: Decrease confectioners’ sugar to 3-1/4 cups; add 1/4 cup baking cocoa. Sift ingredients together before adding to butter mixture. Proceed as directed.
Originally published as Silky Creamy Frosting in Taste of Home Baking Book 2011, p156

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 61 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 32 mg sodium, 5 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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