Butter Cream Frosting

Butter Cream Frosting

Recipe by Barbara Bach


Prep time



My go-to frosting for everything I bake that calls for frosting.


  • 1 Stick of Butter

  • 1 to 1 1/2 lbs Powdered Sugar (I prefer C & H)

  • 2 Teaspoons of Vanilla

  • 1/8-1/4 Cup of hot milk


  • Heat butter and milk together in microwave for 30 seconds
  • Add Vanilla
  • Begin gradually adding powdered sugar and stir until smooth.
  • The frosting should come to peaks so it is thick enough to made designs as you spread it on whatever you are frosting. If the frosting gets a little thick for spreading add a few drops of hot milk and stir thoroughly till frosting comes to a peak.
  • I use this frosting on cupcakes, cookies, and cinnamon rolls
  • This amount of frosting will cover 20-24 cookies or cupcakes or cinnamon rolls
  • The frosting stores well in a covered container in the refrigerator for a week. Again, I freeze the cookies unfrosted and take out and frost as needed.

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