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Why settle for store-bought frosting when this four-ingredient recipe is so easy to make? The homemade taste just can't be beat. —Mary Faulk, Cambridge, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1/2 tablespoon: 72 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 16mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0g fiber), trace protein

Directions

  1. Combine sugar, butter, milk and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until smooth and fluffy. Spread over cake or cupcakes. Store in refrigerator. Yield: 1 cups.
Originally published as Vanilla Frosting in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p45

Sweet White Wine

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


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Cookingkat-72
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2016

"What a terrible recipe, such a mess."

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pattypreston
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2015

"Sounds good and easy"

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LadyMerlin
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2015

"Great base recipe, but like others said, the powdered sugar flavor is WAY too strong. I added more vanilla, about twice the recommended amount. I also added much more butter, about 4tbspns. Those two things really helped scale back the overpowering sugar taste, and made it a great frosting. With those changes, it's now my go-to frosting and I've gotten loads of compliments."

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ester_alper
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2015

"It was my first time making actual homemade frosting, and it was really good for a start."

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hlgme
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2015

"it turned out like a sugary glob!"

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happyhousewife83
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2015

"The recipe is right. Except one major part. Do not dump it in all at once. Slowly add the sugar about 1/2-1 cup at a time. Every other time add a drizzle of milk or flavored creamer a small drizzle at time. Add the vanilla on the last beat. This helps incorporate the sugar so you don't have a mouth full of confectioners sugar. Iv bee making frosting for years and I have found this way to be time consuming but so worth it."

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Gerritt
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"we didnt have enough regular sugar so we added maple sugar best mistake ever :D"

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cookingswimmer
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2015

"Easy to make but tasted way too much of confectioners sugar. Not something I would use again."

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jeniferjames
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"Nice n easy."

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hottymommy
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2014

"Very easy to make , works great if you need a white palate to decorate on. I add a little more vanilla just because I like it. Love it on cupcakes!"

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