Diana's Buttercream Frosting

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'This basic buttery frosting has unmatchable homemade taste,' assures Diana Wilson of Denver, Colorado. 'With a few simple variations, you can come up with different colors and flavors-from orange, lemon and mint to chocolate and peanut butter.'

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter (no substitutes), softened

  • 8 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ½ cup milk

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter. Beat in sugar and vanilla. Add milk until frosting reaches desired consistency.

Tips

For Chocolate Frosting: Substitute 1/2 cup baking cocoa for 1/2 cup of the confectioners' sugar. For Peanut Butter Frosting: Substitute peanut butter for butter. For Lemon-or Orange-Flavored Frosting: Substitute lemon or orange juice for milk and add 1 teaspoon grated lemon or orange peel. For Almond-or Peppermint-Flavored Frosting: Substitute almond or peppermint extract for the vanilla. Liquid or paste food coloring may be added to match flavoring (green for mint, for example) or for contrast when decorating.