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Use this fluffy frosting to decorate cakes and cupcakes or as a filling for baked goods. The frosting can be flavored in a variety of ways, including with chocolate.
Prep Time: 5 min(s)
Cook Time: 0 min(s)
Recipe Type: Public
Posted By: MarySue
Posted On: May 10, 2020
Number of Servings:
- 6 cups - confectioners’ sugar
- 16 tablespoons - unsalted butter 2 sticks
- 4 1/2 tablespoons - milk, plus more, if needed
- 2 teaspoons - vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoons - salt
- - food colorings optional
Have all the ingredients at room temperature.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the flat beater, combine the confectioners sugar, butter, the 4 1/2 Tbs. milk, the vanilla and salt and beat on low speed until combined, about 1 minute. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Increase the speed to medium and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
If the frosting is dry, add more milk, 1 tsp. at a time, until it is creamy but still holds peaks. Tint with food coloring as desired. Makes about 4 cups.