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.
- 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
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)