Butter Cream Frosting

    20 min

    This is a quick and easy buttercream recipe that you can use for birthday cakes, cupcakes and even cake decorating. It is super simple to make and can be coloured with food colouring if desired.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 110g margarine
    • 110g butter
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 625g icing sugar
    • 4 tablespoons milk

    Prep:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a large bowl, cream butter and margarine until light and fluffy. Add salt, vanilla, icing sugar and milk. Beat well.

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    This is by far the best frosting I have ever had! I made it with butter and butter flavor Crisco and I used whole milk for a more creamy frosting. I have never had so many compliments and it's so simple to make. It's so versatile that I made a double batch and used part to frost a cake and then we frosted sugar cookies. I do recommend making sure that you are beating it long enough so as to eliminate lumps of any kind and if your powdered sugar is lumpy, I would sift it before adding to the mixture. All and all- a most excellent recipe!  -  23 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made the chocolate version that someone posted in their review, replaced one cup confectioner's sugar with one cup cocoa and increased milk 1/4 cup. It tastes awesome and the texture is great! I worked at a bakery for 2 years and this is just like the frosting there, I am going to frost a cake tomorrow.  -  26 May 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a simple but perfect, creamy, easily spreadable frosting that is dependable and just plain good. And it pipes well for decorations too! I just used a tad less sugar than called for, and used half and half rather than milk, which were not major alterations. Great frosting!  -  07 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)