Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
Makesabout 4 cups
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 8 cups confectioners' sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup milk
- In a bowl, cream butter. Beat in sugar and vanilla. Add milk until frosting reaches desired consistency.
Nutrition Facts2 tablespoons: 453 calories, 16g fat (10g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 80g carbohydrate (75g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
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Jan 12, 2019
The easiest and best buttercream frosting I have used. I added cocoa powder as directed it it turned out great. It is not overly sweet, so it was great on my chocolate caramel brownies.
Nov 30, 2018
This is an easy and tasty buttercream with a nice consistency. I added a pinch of sea salt to counter some of the sweetness.
Jul 26, 2017
Totally yummy. I put this in between graham crackers, then in the refrigerator to make a delectable sweet treat. I substitute almond extract. Gives it that nutty flavor.
May 18, 2015
This is very easy to make and just delicious.
Apr 3, 2014
This and similar frostings are good if you don't have a stand mixer, and don't feel the need to own one, because you don't have to beat them a lot. Plus the taste is decent enough, although it is a little on the sweet side.
Dec 17, 2013
You can add popcorn salt to cut down on the sweetness
Nov 24, 2013
The four simple ingredients used in this recipe create a delicious buttercream frosting. I did sub in almond milk for the regular milk.
Oct 5, 2013
Perhaps I should not have been surprised how much confectioners' sugar cake frosting uses, but I was. I was pleased with the recipe, though. I used the frosting on a pumpkin-spice cake, and they complimented each other. My dad pined that it tasted too sweet, probably because he rarely likes cake. I loved the taste, though--it certainly beats any store-bought frosting. Every cake lover will adore this frosting.
Jun 21, 2013
I love how easy to it make...
Sep 17, 2011
I am new to baking, cooking, and, all the above... This is a simple, yet, wonderfully sweet recipe. I really really enjoyed it! I usually will only eat wiped cream frosting; now this will be added to the list of edible cupcake/cake frostings. As for how I prepared this frosting I cut the recipe in half; I only used 3 cups of confections' sugar. In addition, I only needed to use 1/3 cup milk. Hope this helps!