March 20, 2008

The Best Vanilla Frosting

I have been busy this month decorating birthday cakes. Following is a recipe for the best vanilla frosting.



This frosting is extremely smooth and it is easy to use for decorations and borders. *If you are decorating a 9-inch cake, plan to double this recipe.

2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted *
½ cup butter (if using unsalted add ¼ teaspoon salt)
1 1/2 Tablespoons milk (may use up to 2 Tablespoons)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Beat butter for about 4 minutes until very soft. Stop occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Add the sifted powdered sugar and mix on a low speed to combine.

Add milk and vanilla.

Mix on medium-high for 4 minutes. Stop occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl.

I know this seems like a lot of beating, but that is what makes this frosting extremely light and fluffy. It is wonderful!