Butter Frosting

Butter Frosting

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Recipe by  Desiree

“Rich frosting, great on Banana Spice Cookies.”

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Original recipe yields 5 cups



  1. In a bowl beat butter or margarine until fluffy. Gradually add 2 cups of the confectioners' sugar, beating well.
  2. Slowly beat in the milk and vanilla. Slowly beat in remaining sugar. Beat in additional milk, if needed, to make of spreading consistency. Tint with food color, if desired.

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Great frosting. i used it on top of chocolate cupcakes and it was fantastic. I tinted all different colours and it mixed really well. It was a bit too stiff to work with so i put it in the microwave for 15 seconds and it was slightly more creamy. It holds its shape really well. So tasty!



I just tried this after finding out that I was out of shortening to make the buttercream frosting I usually use for cupcakes/sugar cookies. I am impressed! I used powdered (reconstituted) milk and it still turned out great. It set up quickly and spread wonderfully. I will use this instead of the other since I never really liked tasting the shortening anyway!



The frosting was tasty, though it was a bit too sweet so I added more butter and less sugar. It was also good with cocoa and melted chocolate.

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Amount Per Serving (48 total)

  • Calories
  • 58 cal
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 1.3 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs
  • 11.8 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 10 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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