Butter Frosting II

This wonderful buttercream frosting has a lovely pink hue, if desired.


4 cups (15 servings)


3/4 cup butter
6 cups confectioners' (powdered) sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt*
2 tablespoons milk
7 drops red food coloring


Beat butter in a large bowl until fluffy. Gradually add 3 cups of the sifted confectioners' sugar, beating well. Slowly beat in the vanilla, salt, and 1/3 cup of the milk. Gradually beat in the 3 remaining cups of confectioners' sugar. Beat in additional milk (1 to 2 tablespoons) if needed, to make frosting of spreading consistency. If desired tint the frosting pink with 6 to 8 drops of red food coloring.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 15 minutes

Additional Information

* For a VERY sweet frosting, omit the salt. Salt is added to decrease the sweetness for those who dislike a very sweet frosting.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 273; Total Fat: 9.4 g; Cholesterol: 25 mg; Sodium: 137 mg; Total Carbs: 48.2 g (Dietary Fiber: 0 g); Protein: 0.3 g

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