How to Make Traditional Butter Frosting

How to Make Traditional Butter Frosting


Servings 4
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 7
Difficulty Easy

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  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract, A Dash
  • 80 g Butter
  • 250 g Pure Icing Sugar, Sifted
  • 20 Ml Milk
  • Chocolate Variation
  • 30 g Cocoa, Sifted
  • 30 ml Milk

Nutrition Information

Qty per
99g serve
Qty per
Energy 182cal 185cal
Protein 2.19g 2.22g
Fat (total) 17.7g 17.9g
 - saturated 10.8g 10.9g
Carbohydrate 7.8g 7.9g
 - sugars 2.83g 2.88g
Dietary Fibre 2.44g 2.47g
Sodium 165mg 168mg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: ml milk

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

This is the only butter frosting you will ever need!

It’s total perfection and easily be swapped between vanilla and chocolate!!!

Butter Frosting | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

I use a stand mixer with the paddle attachment to create this frosting because the more you beat it the better it becomes but you can use a hand mixer if you have one.

Makes enough frosting for loaf tin cake or 12 cupcakes with a basic coating of frosting. If you want to build the frosting high on the cupcakes then double the mixture.

For a 20cm cake double the mixture.


  1. Place butter and icing sugar in a bowl and beat on low speed until combined.

  2. Combine vanilla and milk in a small bowl and slowly add to the frosting mixture.

  3. Once combined turn the speed high and beat the frosting for about 6 minutes.

Butter Frosting | Stay at Home Mum

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