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Make Your Own Frosting

Posted By Smockity Frocks On March 8, 2010 @ 8:42 pm In Recipes | 22 Comments



(Photo by Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures [3])

Did you know making your own cake frosting is a breeze?  We make our own for most of our cakes using this simple recipe.

Creamy Butter Frosting

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pound (3 1/2 cups) powdered (confectioner’s) sugar – NOT granulated!
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk

Chocolate Frosting Variation

  • Add 2-4 Tbsp. cocoa powder to above powdered sugar.
  • Beat in additional milk, a little at a time until creamy.


  1. Cream butter, salt, and vanilla, beating until light and fluffy.
  2. Add sugar gradually, beating after each addition.
  3. Add 3 tablespoons milk, beating until smooth. Beat in more milk until desired spreading consistency is reached.

Makes about 2 1/3 cups of frosting, enough to frost tops and sides of of an 8-inch 2-layer cake or a 10-inch tube or bundt cake, or about 1 dozen cupcakes.

You can make just about any flavor or consistency you want. Use it to frost a funfetti cake from scratch [4]!

This post is linked at A Soft Place to Land [5].

Don’t forget to check back on Thursday for the kickoff of “4 Moms, 35 Kids – How Moms of Many Manage”. [6]


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