Creamy Butter Frosting Recipe

A good recipe for Creamy Butter Frosting. This very basic recipe can be used to frost your baked goods. This recipe tastes great and is a good consistancy for piping and decorating.


1/3 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pound (3 1/2 cups) confectioners sugar, sifted if its organic or has visible lumps
3 to 4 tablespoons milk or light cream, or enough to make smooth and spreadable


Cream butter, salt, and vanilla, beating with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

Add the confectioners sugar gradually, beating after each addition. Add 3 tablespoons milk or light cream, beating until smooth. Beat in more milk until desired spreading consistency is reached and the frosting is spreadable.

Makes about 2 1/3 cups of frosting, enough to frost tops and sides of of an 8-inch 2-layer cake or a 10-inch tube or bundt cake, or about 1 dozen cupcakes.