Rating: 3.62 stars
478 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 135
  • 4 star values: 147
  • 3 star values: 109
  • 2 star values: 52
  • 1 star values: 35

Use this recipe Vanilla Frosting to ice our Vanilla Cupcakes.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a small bowl, beat together butter, sugar, milk, vanilla, and salt until light and fluffy.

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Reviews (26)

478 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 135
  • 4 star values: 147
  • 3 star values: 109
  • 2 star values: 52
  • 1 star values: 35
Rating: 1.0 stars
05/13/2020
I WAS SICK AFTER THAT FROSTING.:O
Rating: 1.0 stars
05/13/2020
I WAS SICK AFTER THAT FROSTING.:O
Rating: 5.0 stars
05/02/2020
best icing ever! perfect for my cake!!!
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Rating: 5.0 stars
05/02/2020
best icing ever! perfect for my cake!!!
Rating: 5.0 stars
05/02/2020
best icing ever! perfect for my cake!!!
Rating: 2.0 stars
04/12/2020
this thing is like cement my dad is gonna use it to patch the leaks of the roof 😕
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Rating: 2.0 stars
04/12/2020
this thing is like cement my dad is gonna use it to patch the leaks of the roof 😕
Rating: 2.0 stars
04/12/2020
this thing is like cement my dad is gonna use it to patch the leaks of the roof 😕
Rating: 4.0 stars
03/24/2020
I liked this recipe but instead of milk I added strawberry purée to make a strawberry frosting It was yummy 👍😊
Rating: 1.0 stars
01/23/2020
It's more of a glaze than an icing. Texture is weird.
Rating: 4.0 stars
11/23/2019
it's good frosting but it needs more milk if it is not coming together.
Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2019
The first time I made it it was a little runny, but still tasted amazing! Second time I packed the sugar a little bit( so I added a little more) and it was perfect! I’m so glad I found this recipe!
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2019
Yum! I loved it I had to add more sugar and vanilla to make it thick and so it had more flavour.I also had to use an electronic mixer to make it smooth. But overall delicious!!!
Rating: 1 stars
03/12/2019
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.
Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2018
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
Rating: 1 stars
03/16/2018
all it was is watery horrible
Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2018
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!
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2017
Tasted amazing! Not to sweet and the perfect consistency!
Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2017
This came out perfect, but was rather sweet. Id like to find a recipe that isnt this sweet.
Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2017
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!
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2017
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.
Rating: Unrated
06/14/2016
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.
Rating: Unrated
06/09/2016
THIS MAKES ME WANNA SLIT MY WRIST
Rating: Unrated
06/09/2016
this recipe sucks ass. literally followed all the steps correctly and ended up with clumps of diabetes.
Rating: Unrated
06/09/2016
this recipe sucks ass. literally followed all the steps correctly and ended up with clumps of diabetes.
Rating: Unrated
03/09/2015
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.
Rating: Unrated
05/29/2014
This was very simple to make and I had all of the ingredients on hand. I did end up using about 2.5 Tablespoons of whole milk to achieve a consistency I wanted. The recipe didn't advise to use a paddle or whisk attachment. I used a whisk and it was perfect. This was my first time making frosting and I was amazed how simple it was...no need for store bought stuff!
Rating: Unrated
10/20/2013
Easy and delicious! Would definitely recommend it!
Rating: Unrated
10/15/2013
I just made this frosting and it was simple and delicious. I have been looking for something similar to what my mom used to make when I was a child and this definitely hits the spot. Thanks so much
Rating: Unrated
09/04/2013
The Icing was terrible!! Whenever I tried it, it had way too much sugar.. I think that you are not to be using 2 cups of sugar! It was gross! :\
Rating: Unrated
12/08/2012
cool
Rating: Unrated
10/23/2012
This recipe is AMAZING!! I've been searching for a recipe for a thick frosting like the store bought one an this is even better! It is so simple and takes about 5 min. Plus most people have these ingredients on hand. Ofcourse if you wish for a thinner frosting you can thin it out by mixing in a little more milk until your desired consistency.
Rating: Unrated
03/19/2012
Just made a half batch of this. I ended up putting another TB of butter and splash of milk, it was too thick for me. Then added a TB of cream cheese... oh my, it turned out so good. Thanks for the recipe!
Rating: Unrated
03/16/2012
This is a easy, quick, and yummy recipe. I made it for my b-day party. SOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD! No need to buy store bought this is way tastier I LOVE IT!!!!!!
Rating: Unrated
02/07/2011
Agree totally with the reviewer below. This frosting is the closest I've found to the tub stuff, but without the additives. I'm not a fan of buttercream, I like the real sweet, thick frosting and this is it!
Rating: Unrated
05/18/2008
Could this frosting be any easier and delicious? I think not! Don't be tempted to cut corners and buy frosting from the can. This recipe is simple and quite tasty.