If you sing the title it’s much more fun.
So I just needed to post this recipe because it is an essential fall back on recipe. I use this frosting recipe any time I make a cake. Quick. Easy. Cheap. Delicious. And none of that extra junk like malidextrostic-hydrogenally-oil-based-extra-perserva-whats-it. What more could you ask for?
Unfortunately for me, I didn’t invent this recipe. I stole it off the back of a box. The C&H Powdered Sugar box to be exact. Don’t judge me, just used the recipe.
Here it is:
5 Minute Buttercream Frosting (off the sugar box)
All you need:
- 1 lb box of powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup of milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 stick of salted butter, softened
(obviously, my goal is not health when i make this frosting)
All you do:
- Put all you ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Beat together for 2 minutes.
- Scrape the bowl often.
- For a thinner consistency add a bit of milk.
(this should frost one 8-inch two layer cake)
I used this recipe when I made the Cake Truffles.
Oh, I almost forgot. The sugar box even provides ways to add flavor to this recipe.
Chocolate-just add 1/4 of a cup of unsweetened cocoa powder and beat an extra minute.
Lemon-replace the milk with 1/4 of a cup of lemon juice and add 1 teaspoon of finely grated lemon rind
Orange-do the same with orange juice and orange rind
what the box calls “Sour Cream Tang”-add 3 tablespoons of sour cream and beat an extra minute
Plus you can always add any color food coloring. The pictures show frosting with a little bit of red food coloring for pink frosting.
-Sarah, One Curly Mama