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Vanilla Frosting

Recipe photo courtesy of John Kernick

Use this recipe to frost our Vanilla Cupcakes.

Source: Everyday Food, October 2005



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  • lovablehogwarts
    12 MAR, 2019
    So I made a cake and had no icing when I tried this recipe it was horrible, it was sugary, tastes horrible, and it was really watery. Eating it felt like salt inside it. (Texture) I would not suggest this.
  • learner
    9 MAR, 2015
    if i want to cover a whole normal sized cake by how many times do i have to multiply these ingredients? i also would like to do a layer of frosting in the middle. since the recipe is for 1 cup? thanks so much.
    • pds06
      11 APR, 2018
      Yes you would double the recipe. Let the cake cool completely and test the Icing on the bottom cake. If it is too thick add a couple drops of milk at a time until it is the right consistency and easy to use.
    • nannycat4444ho
      9 JUN, 2016
      udyhewjkuwhgbhufgbhg too much sugar it makes the cupcake overall taste bad m8 bleh
  • pds06
    11 APR, 2018
    I made this for a cake I made this Easter. I loved it! It wasn't greasy which a lot of recipes are. I didn't change a thing. I love Martha's recipes
  • butterbenita
    16 MAR, 2018
    all it was is watery horrible
  • cahaddon28
    14 FEB, 2018
    It was a great recipe, made a bit more than 1 cup though. It also called for too much sugar, I used only 1 1/2 cup and it turned out fine. If anyone were to only use 1 and 1/2 cup, I would recommend to use 1 tablespoon of milk instead of 2. Overall great recipe though!
  • kkackerman33
    27 DEC, 2017
    Tasted amazing! Not to sweet and the perfect consistency!
  • cgonzalez92712
    27 JUN, 2017
    This came out perfect, but was rather sweet. Id like to find a recipe that isnt this sweet.
  • blorac3
    15 APR, 2017
    terrific, easy recipe. I'm pretty sure that the folks who had a problem did not use CONFECTIONERS sugar. I made a double batch as I needed to frost a 9x13 cake and the amount was perfect!
  • jodybirdygmail
    21 MAR, 2017
    This is a perfect recipe. Double it to frost a 2 layer cake. As it is, its perfect for 12 cupcakes. Some people left nasty comments... not sure what they did wrong. Maybe they weren't using an electric mixer to cream the frosting (beginners). Also, I always add extra milk only drop by drop, if it's too thick. Humidity varies for different climates. Go easy on Martha, she was a cake master long before most of your parents even met. If you messed this recipe up, just stop... you're a terrible chef.
  • hardcoreunicorn
    14 JUN, 2016
    this recipe ruined my perfectly good cake, i followed the recipe perfectly and instead of creamy deliciousness, I got clumpy globs of Satan's own sickeningly sweet perspiration.

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