Confectioners’ Sugar Frosting
Makes: Makes 3¾ cups
  • ¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature, cut into small pieces
  • 6¾ cups confectioner’s sugar, whisked before measuring (plus extra as needed)
  • ⅓ cup whole milk (plus extra as needed)
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. In a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add 1 cup sugar gradually, beating until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes, scraping down the bowl once or twice. Add remaining sugar, milk and vanilla and beat on high speed until silky smooth. Frosting is now ready to use and is best if used immediately, although it may be refrigerated in an airtight container for 4 days. (Bring to room temperature and re-beat after storing).
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