Easy White Icing

Makes 3 1/2 cups, enough for 12 standard cupcakes

This fluffy, white frosting looks impressive, but is incredibly easy to make. Just three ingredients and a few minutes are all you need to whip it up. After mixing butter with confectioners' sugar and a dash of whole milk, this icing is ready to decorate cakes and cupcakes. It's that simple.


  • 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 pound (3 ⅔ cups) confectioners' sugar

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk (optional)


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter until smooth.

  2. Gradually add confectioners' sugar; beat until smooth. If too thick to spread, beat in 1 to 2 tablespoons milk.

    Easy White Icing
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