Homemade Buttercream Frosting

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 116.3
  • Total Fat: 4.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.5 mg
  • Sodium: 29.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g

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This is a basic white frosting to top a 13x9x2" cake or 24 cupcakes. This is a basic white frosting to top a 13x9x2" cake or 24 cupcakes.
Number of Servings: 24


    1/2 cup butter, softened
    4 cups powdered sugar
    1 tsp. vanilla extract
    1/4 cup non fat milk (add a little more if too stiff)


In a mixing bowl, cream butter. Beat in sugar and vanilla. Add milk until frosting reaches desired consistency.

This is a simple recipe with enough frosting to cover 24 cupcakes (with some left over depending on how much you use). You could probably cover 28 cupcakes--no problem)

Number of Servings: 24

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CHERYLABQ.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    I added crushed up oreos to it to make the grey fur for a kitten cake for my daughter's b-day. She loved it! :) - 9/17/11

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    good one - 5/8/11

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    VERY yummy recipe! I made pretty springtime flowers in the buttercream. My only complaint is that I should've halved the recipe, as I only had 12 cupcakes to decorate. I'll learn for next time though! - 3/23/11