Butter Frosting with Variations

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  • Makes: 32 servings
  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Makes: about 4 cups
  • Start to Finish: 20 mins

Butter Frosting with Variations

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Directions

  1. In a very large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Gradually add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, beating well. Slowly beat in milk and vanilla.
  2. Gradually beat in an remaining powdered sugar. Beat in additional milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, as needed to reach spreading consistency. If desired, tint with food coloring. Recipe frosts the tops and sides of two 8- or 9-inch layers. (Halve the recipe to frost a 13x9x2-inch cake.) Makes about 4 cups.

From the Test Kitchen

Chocolate Butter Frosting:

Prepare Butter Frosting as directed, except beat 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder into butter before adding the powdered sugar.

Citrus Butter Frosting:

Prepare Butter Frosting as directed, except substitute 1/2 cup fresh lemon, orange, or lime juice for the 1/2 cup milk and add 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon or lime peel or 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel with the juice.

Coffee Butter Frosting:

Prepare Butter Frosting as directed, except omit vanilla and substitute 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee for the 1/2 cup milk.

Almond Butter Frosting:

Prepare Butter Frosting as directed, except substitute 1/2 teaspoon almond extract for the vanilla.

Peppermint Butter Frosting:

Prepare Butter Frosting as directed, except substitute 1 teaspoon peppermint extract for the vanilla. If desired, stir in 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies.

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Nutrition Facts (Butter Frosting with Variations)

  • Per serving:
  • 76 kcal ,
  • 2 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat ,
  • 6 mg chol. ,
  • 16 mg sodium ,
  • 14 g carb.
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