Judy's Buttercream Frosting

    15 min

    This is a basic buttercream frosting recipe, which you can enjoy as is or colour with food colouring to decorate birthday cakes, cupcakes, etc. If your icing sugar is lumpy, sift it into the butter for easier beating.

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    Serves: 15 

    • 175g butter
    • 750g icing sugar
    • 75ml milk
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 7 drops food colouring (optional)

    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Beat butter in a large bowl until fluffy. Gradually add half of the sifted icing sugar, beating well. Slowly beat in the vanilla, salt, and 75ml of the milk. Gradually beat in the remaining icing sugar. Beat in additional milk (1 to 2 tablespoons) if needed, to make frosting of spreading consistency.
    2. If desired tint the frosting with 6 to 8 drops of food colouring.

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