Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

vintage recipe from an envelope dream whip: "SMOOTH BUTTER FROSTING- A rich butter frosting! Vanilla, lemon, or orange–make your favorite flavor for cupcakes and cake"

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine 1/3 cup milk, vanilla, and Dream Whip in large bowl.
  2. Add half of sugar; blend well. Whip rapidly until thickened–about 2 minutes.
  3. At medium speed alternately add remaining sugar and milk; beat after each addition.
  4. Add butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating well.
  5. Makes 2 3/4 cups, enough for 8- or 9-inch layer cake or 24 cupcakes.
  7. Prepare as above; omit vanilla and substitute 2 tablespoons lemon or orange juice for the 2 tablespoons milk. Add 1 teaspoon grated lemon or orange rind after beating in butter.
Most Helpful

I think this recipe is a quick easy way to make icing. I used No Name Dessert Topping Mix and I didn't add the extra couple tbsps. of milk. My icing is quite thick with a 400g bag of icing sugar from Dollarama. I've dipped a finger in here and there to test it out and will be adding some cocoa to turn it into chocolate. I think it will be great on my Valentine's Day cupcakes :) Yum!

Dominique353 February 14, 2014

My family thought this frosting was very sweet and I thought it was a little grainy...from the dream whip perhaps? Definitely more of a whipped cream than a buttercream, you cannot pipe it unless you add much more powdered sugar (even sweeter) and I don't think it crusts at all, unless it takes a very, very long time (I have this frosting on a mini cake that has been on my counter for a day). Great for trifles and shortcakes but overall disappointing as a frosting.

summerdaise December 14, 2012