Butter Frosting (With Variations)

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Recipe by Nikki Kate

I use this frosting all the time and was very suprised when I couldn't find it here!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl beat butter until fluffy.
  2. Gradually add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, beating well.
  3. Slowly beat in 1/4 cup milk and the vanilla extract.
  4. Gradually add remaining powdered sugar beating until combined.
  5. If necessary, beat in a little additional milk to make frosting that is easy to spread.
  6. Tint with food coloring as desired, or use as a base for any of the variations.
  7. Transfer unused frosting to a storage container and chill for up to one week.
  8. Peanut Butter Crunch: Substitute creamy peanut butter for the butter. Sprinkle chopped candy-coated peanut butter pieces or chopped peanuts over frosting.
  9. Maraschino Cherry: Substitute 3 Tablespoons maraschino juice for the milk, add 1/3 cup chopped maraschino cherries with the cherry juice.
  10. Vanilla Polka Dot: Stir 2 to 3 Tablespoons candy sprinkles in the Butter Frosting before serving.
  11. Mini Mint Chip: Add 1/4 teaspoon mint extract and a few drops of green food coloring with the milk. Stir in 1/3 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate pieces before using.
  12. Chocolate Butter Frosting: Reduce powdered sugar to 4 cups and add 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder along with the first 2 cups powdered sugar. If desired, top with chocolate curls.

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