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Easy Homemade Frosting

Now you can ditch the can and make your own delicious frosting at home.
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Author: Lauren Greutman


  • 1 stick of butter 1/2 cup softened
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons of milk


  • Beat until creamy. You can add 1 - 2 tablespoons more milk if it’s too stiff to spread.
  • Adding color to your frosting is easy with food coloring. (I like to make cupcakes and divide the frosting into several bowls so I can make a rainbow of colors.)
  • Bonus: To make chocolate frosting, just add 1/2 cup cocoa powder, a pinch of salt, and a few more tablespoons of milk to the ingredients above. The salt brings out the rich chocolatey flavor!