Quick Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Quick Vanilla Buttercream Frosting


  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream

In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency. Enjoy !

Basic Buttercream Frosting with Variations

Basic Buttercream Frosting with Variations

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • About 2 tablespoons milk
1. First of all with an electric mixer at low speed, mix the powdered sugar and butter together. Once combined, add vanilla and milk. Increase speed of mixer to medium and beat for 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth and of spreading consistency.
2. And then to frost a cake, first brush away any loose crumbs from cooled cake. If frosting layers, place the bottom layer rounded side down on a plate. Spread about 1/3 cup of frosting to with 1/2-inch of cake's edge. Place the top layer rounded side up. Coat the side of the cake first with a thin layer of frosting to seal in the crumbs, then frost the side making a rim about 1/4-inch high around the top. Finally, spread remaining frosting on top, just to the frosting-made rim.

Frosts a 13 x 9 x 2-inch cake or fills and frosts two 8 or 9-inch cake layers.


Browned Butter Frosting: Heat butter (not margarine) over medium heat until delicate brown; cool. Mix melted butter with the powdered sugar.

Cherry Buttercream Frosting:
Stir in 2 tablespoons drained, chopped maraschino cherries and 2 drops red food coloring (optional).

Citrus Buttercream Frosting:
Omit vanilla. Substitute lemon or orange juice for the milk. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel or 2 teaspoons grated orange peel.

Cocoa Buttercream Frosting:
Stir in 2/3 cup baking cocoa into powdered sugar, and increase the butter to 1/2 cup and milk to 5 to 6 tablespoons.

Maple-Nut Buttercream Frosting:
Substitute 1/2 cup maple-flavored syrup for the vanilla and milk. Stir in 1/4 cup finely chopped nuts (toasted, if desired).

Peanut Butter Frosting:
Substitute peanut butter for the butter. Increase milk to 1/4 to 1/3 cup.


Seven Minute Icing Recipe

Seven Minute Icing Recipe

  • 1 egg white,
  • 3/4 cups white sugar,
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup,
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar,
  • 3 tablespoons water,
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
Combine all ingredients, except flavoring, in top of double boiler and beat; place over rapidly boiling water and beat 7 minutes or until frosting is fluffy and will hold shape; remove from stove, add flavor and beat 1 minute longer; spread immediately. Enjoy !

Creamy Butter Frosting

Creamy Butter Frosting
Cake Frosting Ingredients:

* 1/3 cup butter
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 pound (3 1/2 cups) sifted confectioners sugar
* 3 to 4 tablespoons milk

Cake Frosting Instructions
Cream butter, salt, and vanilla, beating until light and fluffy. Add sugar gradually, beating after each addition. Add 3 tablespoons milk, beating until smooth. Beat in more milk until desired spreading consistency is reached. 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...enjoy the cake !

Fudge Cake Icing Recipe II

Fudge Cake Icing Recipe II

Yields 3 cups
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 oz. semisweet chocolate (chopped)
  • 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate (chopped)
  • 1 cup (8 oz.) sweet butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the cream and sugar.

Place the pan over low heat and mix until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a boil and remove from the heat.

Place all the chocolate in a metal bowl. Pour the hot cream mixture over the chocolate. Allow the mixture to sit for 5 minutes before stirring thoroughly.

Cool in the refrigerator until firm.

Beat the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer until smooth. Add the chilled chocolate mixture, one third at a time, beating on low speed until combined.

Add the vanilla and mix until combined...enjoy it !
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Cake Frosting :Fudge Cake Icing Recipes 1

Cake Frosting :Fudge Cake Icing Recipes 1
A great cake frosting recipe to try !

Cake Frosting Recipe INGREDIENTS
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 8 oz. semisweet chocolate (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup butter
Cake Frosting Recipe INSTRUCTIONS
Place the chopped chocolate in a bowl of an electric mixer.
Place the heavy cream into a medium-sized saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove it from the heat.
Pour the cream over the chocolate and stir the mixture until all the chocolate is melted and completely mixed in. Allow the cream and chocolate mixture to cool to room temperature.
Once cool, place the bowl on the electric mixer and beat until light. In a separate bowl, beat the butter until smooth.
Add the chocolate mixture, one third at a time, and mix until smooth.
The cake frosting recipe for fudge cake is ready !

Cake Frosting : Royal Icing Recipe

Cake Frosting : Royal Icing Recipe

Cake Frosting Recipe INGREDIENTS
Makes 7 cups - enough to apply 3 layers to a 7" cake *
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 lbs. confectioner's sugar
  • (optional - 2 tsp. glycerine)
Cake Frosting Recipe INSTRUCTIONS
Combine egg whites and lemon juice in a bowl. Add small amounts of confectioner's sugar at a time until icing is completely smooth and forms a peak. (Optional: at this time, you may add glycerine if using to frost a cake. This makes it easier to cut through).

Make icing thinner for piping lines by adding additional egg white. Make it thicker for floral decorations by adding more confectioner's sugar.

Cover icing with plastic wrap when using. It will quickly dry out. Use only a small portion at a time.The cake frosting recipe of royal icing is ready !
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