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Buttercream Frosting and/or Icing

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


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Here is a recipe for Vanilla Buttercream Frosting.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 pound box (about 3-3/4 cups) powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons milk


Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl and mix until combined. Add more milk if necessary for spreading consistency.

Makes enough for a 2-layer cake, 13x9 cake or 24 cupcakes.

This frosting will go great with:
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 5 out of 5
buttercream frosting, Member kah281

This is the same buttercream that my mom made; and yes it was wonderful - but you can also add almond extract, depending on weather you can reduce milk slightly (or increase) to get desired consistency. You need vanilla to brighten the almond. I also add any coloring before the milk to insure that the frosting does not get too thin. I have also used this same frosting for my sugar cookies with several compliments. Never had a failure and I never have had anyone not love this recipe!

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