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Chocolate Cupcake

Vanila Frosting

A basic vanilla frosting recipe
Servings 3 cups
Author Cookie Madness


  • 1 stick 4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 3/4 cup powdered sugar 1 pound
  • 1/4 cup room temperature half & half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and salt. Gradually add the powdered sugar, beating with an electric mixer on low to medium low. Add a little of the half & half in slowly increase speed, beating and scraping.
  • Beat in the vanilla and remaining half & half until you have a smooth & creamy frosting. Add more half & half if you’d like a thinner frosting.


Makes enough to frost one 2 layer cake