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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), 0g 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 User ID: 8811570 246058
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2016

"What a terrible recipe, such a mess."

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pattypreston User ID: 8649936 238793
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2015

"Sounds good and easy"

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LadyMerlin User ID: 7246803 234268
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 User ID: 8486214 231330
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 User ID: 8456266 230572
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2015

"it turned out like a sugary glob!"

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happyhousewife83 User ID: 8440744 229123
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 User ID: 8284200 222299
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

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

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cookingswimmer User ID: 8267648 221053
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 User ID: 8208447 217593
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"Nice n easy."

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hottymommy User ID: 8181935 215847
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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