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Buttercream Cake Frosting

"A touch of red food coloring gives this buttercream frosting recipe a lovely pink hue."
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Ingredients

servings 273 cals
Original recipe yields 15 servings (4 cups)

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Directions

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  1. Beat butter in a large bowl until fluffy. Gradually add 3 cups of the sifted confectioners' sugar, beating well. Slowly beat in the vanilla, salt, and 1/3 cup of the milk. Gradually beat in the 3 remaining cups of confectioner's sugar. Beat in additional milk (1 to 2 tablespoons) if needed, to make frosting of spreading consistency. If desired tint the frosting pink with 6 to 8 drops of red food coloring.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 273 calories; 9.4 g fat; 48.2 g carbohydrates; 0.3 g protein; 25 mg cholesterol; 108 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This is a really delicious frosting, and spreads really well on cakes and cookies. The only thing I do differently is to use unsalted butter, or leave out the salt in the recipe.

Most helpful critical review

As I added the sugar I found four cups worked for me so I stopped right there and only added enough milk to get it to the proper consistency for piping onto cupcakes. I wanted a true butter ta...

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As I added the sugar I found four cups worked for me so I stopped right there and only added enough milk to get it to the proper consistency for piping onto cupcakes. I wanted a true butter ta...

hate to break the chain of enthusiastic reviews, but this was just not so top-notch for me. I have quite the sweet tooth and even I found this too be a bit too sweet. those who ate the cake al...

This is a really delicious frosting, and spreads really well on cakes and cookies. The only thing I do differently is to use unsalted butter, or leave out the salt in the recipe.

I used this recipe for my twins' first birthday cakes. I did cut the recipe in half and added more red food coloring for a pinker color. Really liked the flavor. Had to keep it in the fridge ...

I cut recipe amount by 1/3 and still had enough for 2 one layer cakes and a dozen cupcakes! I found the taste very sweet, so I added extra vanilla extract and some almond extract. Good for pl...

I was wanting a recipe that I could tint several different colors for my daughter's b-day cake. This was perfect. When I went to make it, I realized I only had about 5 cups of powdered sugar. ...

I bake a lot of cakes and finally found the perfect frosting. Not only is it delicious and perfect! It made a nice size amount so I could frost a 2 layer cake. This will be a staple in my hou...

Great recipe. Very, very, very sweet, though -- and this is coming from someone who likes sweet things. Also, you may need to add a little more milk than the recipe calls for to get it "spreadab...

Fast, easy and delicious frosting recipe! This is the first time I have ever made frosting myself and was surprised at how great it tasted!