Butter Icing

  • Yield : Enough for 12 cupcakes or small cake
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Ready In : 5m

Makes enough icing for 12 cupcakes or small cake.


  • 2 tbsps. butter or margarine
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. flavoring (vanilla or other extract)
  • 1 1/2 tbsps. milk or cream
  • Optional: food coloring


Step 1

Cream butter until soft and add sugar gradually.

Step 2

Add flavoring and food coloring.

Step 3

Add milk or cream slowly to reach desired consistency.

Comments (20)

  1. posted by Natalie Schwartz on February 3, 2015

    And now I want cupcakes… Thanks for sharing!

    • posted by admin on February 4, 2015

      LOL. Whip up some Butter Cupcakes, it is such an easy recipe it doesn’t take much time at all.:)

  2. posted by Jasmine Stanford on February 3, 2015

    Yum! Saving this one for later

  3. posted by Mai Tran on February 4, 2015

    This sounds really easy! I’ve got to try it out!

  4. posted by Marketta Meyer on February 5, 2015

    will try this

    • posted by admin on February 5, 2015

      Let me know how you like it!

  5. posted by krysprincess on February 8, 2015

    i love icing

  6. posted by Viki Czire on February 10, 2015

    Looks awesome!

  7. posted by barbara langley on February 10, 2015

    Butter icing is my favorite icing,it tastes well and looks good

  8. posted by joannabanana21 on February 11, 2015

    so cute. i love a classic buttercream.

  9. posted by Karen Beckett on February 15, 2015

    I make this icing a lot. It’s GREAT on cupcakes!

    • posted by admin on February 15, 2015

      I agree. It’s so easy to make and you can flavor it any way you want!

  10. posted by Melissa S on February 16, 2015

    This looks so much easier than the butter icings I have tried in the past.

  11. posted by Jenn Erin on February 16, 2015

    Oh that looks delicious! I always buy the store-bought frosting but I guess I should really try to make it myself eh?

    • posted by admin on February 17, 2015

      It’s so easy, and you’ll save money!

  12. posted by Christin on February 21, 2015

    Butter icing! Yum!!!!

  13. posted by Aimee on February 21, 2015


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