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Basic Buttercream Frosting

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Serving Info :
Makes enough for a 9-inch two-layer cake
Cooking Time :
No cooking required
Description :
A Traditional Frosting--Extremely Popular and Perfect for Most Any Cake
Ingredients :
  • 3-3/4 cup (l lb. box) C&H Pure Cane Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine (2/3 stick), softened
Directions :
  1. Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl. Beat with electric mixer or with heavy spoon until smooth and creamy; scrape bowl often. If too stiff to spread easily, beat in a few drops of milk.
  2. Variations: Peanut Butter Crunch—substitute peanut butter for butter, sprinkle either candy peanut butter pieces or chopped peanuts over frosting.
  3. Chocolate—add ½ cup cocoa, top with chocolate curls, if desired.
  4. Orange—substitute fresh orange juice for milk, add 1 tsp. orange rind, top with thin strips of orange peel.
  5. Cherry—substitute 3 tbsp. maraschino cherry juice for milk, add in 1/3 cup chopped maraschino cherries.