Sunday, September 21, 2008

Butter Frosting

I got this recipe out of the Better Homes and Garden cookbook. It works great on my chocolate zucchini cake.

3/4 c butter
9 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/4 c milk
2 tsp vanilla
food coloring (optional)

In a large mixing bowl beat butter till smooth. Gradually add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, beating well. Slowly beat in 1/4 c milk and the vanilla.

Gradually beat in the remaining powdered sugar. Beat in enough additional milk to reach spreading consistency. If desired, tint with food coloring. For chocolate butter frosting prepare as above, except beat in 1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder into butter and reduce powdered sugar to a total of 8 1/2 cups.
Works on any cake. Way better than any frosting you can buy at the store.

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