Vanilla Butter Icing

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by dale7793

This is my favourite icing. You can make it in vanilla or chocolate flavours.

Top Review by Jora6512

I am a sloppy baker -- I didn't measure. But it turned out terrific anyway! I was trying to double the recipe. Here's what I did: 1 stick (1/4 lb) butter, softened (That's about 115 gm) spash of vanilla mix powdered sugar till stiff add hot water till right consistency. I was able to ice 24 cupcakes with those amounts. Both kids gave the icing a thumbs up.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place icing sugar and butter in a bowl and add boiling water slowly, stop when it is the consistency you want.
  2. Stir until it spreadable and add vanilla essence.
  3. Ices a 20cm cake.
  4. Add 1/4 cup cocoa powder for a chocolate version.

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