This is a simple and foolproof frosting that tints nicely when colored. The recipe makes enough for an 8-inch layer cake or 24 cupcakes.
cost per recipe: $1.45
The price is determined by the national average.
cups confectioners' sugar
cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
tablespoons to 4 tablespoons milk
teaspoon vanilla extract
as needed food coloring(optional)
Beat the confectioners' sugar and butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in 3 tablespoons milk and the vanilla extract. Beat in more milk until desired consistency. Tint the frosting with the food coloring, if desired.