Rating: 4 stars 4.2
272 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 145
  • 4 star values: 79
  • 3 star values: 22
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 16

'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.'



Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


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



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.

Nutrition Facts

454 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 80.3g; fat 15.6g; cholesterol 41.5mg; sodium 114mg. Full Nutrition