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Simple Vanilla Frosting for Cupcakes

For the cupcakes, I used a Sprinkles cupcake mix so this post will focus on the homemade vanilla frosting only.
Course: Dessert
Author: Hip Foodie Mom

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter; firm but not cold
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners sugar; sifted your hands will get a workout so after this, you can eat one of the cupcakes!
  • 1/2 tsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Instructions

  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the flat beater, beat the butter and salt on medium speed until light & fluffy (about 2 minutes)
  • Reduce the speed to low, gradually add the SIFTED confectioners sugar and beat until incorporated
  • Add the vanilla and milk and beat until smooth and creamy
  • DO NOT OVERMIX OR THE FROSTING WILL INCORPORATE TOO MUCH AIR; it should be creamy and dense
  • (Add additional milk, 1 tsp at a time, if frosting does not have a spreadable consistency)