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Creamy Butter Frosting Recipe

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (4 Reviews)


Cupcake With Creamy Butter Frosting

Cupcake With Creamy Butter Frosting

Frosting Image © Diana Rattray
This basic butter frosting recipe is the perfect topping for a cake or cupcakes. I love this frosting on chocolate cupcakes, or make it to frost a layer cake, tube cake, or sheet cake.


  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pound (3 1/2 cups) confectioners sugar, sifted if it's organic or has visible lumps
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk or light cream, or enough to make smooth and spreadable


Cream butter, salt, and vanilla, beating with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the confectioners' sugar gradually, beating after each addition. Add 3 tablespoons milk or light cream, beating until smooth. Beat in more milk until desired spreading consistency is reached and the frosting is spreadable. Makes about 2 1/3 cups of frosting, enough to frost tops and sides of of an 8-inch 2-layer cake or a 10-inch tube or bundt cake, or about 1 dozen cupcakes.

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 5 out of 5
made for my daughters birthday, Member modelcharity

I decided I was going to make my own cupcakes and purchase a plain sheet cake so that I could decorate them myself. So I needed to make an iceing that was thick enough to pipe onto them. This recipe want just great tasteing but it was perfect for decorating. I used 3 tablespoons of milk and added 13 drops of green food coloring refrigerated the iceing after putting it in the piping bag and iced. Will definitely use this recipe again for sure. I highly recommend this recipe to anyone and everyone 5 stars isn't enough for rating this recipe. Cake boss should use it and that's saying something because cake boss has some dag on really good cakes and iceing.

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