Vanilla Frosting Recipe

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Vanilla Frosting Recipe
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Vanilla Frosting Recipe

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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
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 5 min.

Ingredients

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

Directions

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

Nutritional Facts

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

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

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Rachel User ID: 9255355 273387
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2017

"This isn't even frosting what kin do of frosting is this. Oh and the picture is photoshopped so dang girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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Sally User ID: 9234285 271711
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2017

"I am very disappointed with this so called "frosting". I was making this for my 6 years old birthday cake. Just so you are not confused she is turning 6 and is at the moment 5 since she doesn't turn 6 till 11:39 p.m. tonight. Anyways, I was trying to decide between this recipe and another and chose this one, since I only had 2 cups of powdered sugar at my house at the time. I made it and was gravely disappointed with the results. It tasted like watery sugar and it was disgusting. My daughters birthday party was ruined with no iced cake. Without icing her uncle choked on the cake since it was dry with no icing. He had to be rushed to the emergency room and almost died. And let me tell you, this was hilarious since I hated my brother-in-law and honestly one of the best days of my life. Made me happy but was horrid."

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Joan User ID: 7550479 269981
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2017

"Very good icing"

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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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