because every dessert is a little decadent

Three Cake Frosting Recipes from Scratch

A Homemade Vanilla Cake Frosting Recipe

This vanilla cake frosting recipe is easy to make from scratch. Store-bought mixes just do not taste the same, and once you know how to make frosting you can make all the best recipes and enjoy the superior flavor. The ingredients and steps are so simple, any newbie in the kitchen will be able to manage this recipe with ease. It is cheaper making your own, especially when you are making frosting in bulk to make a lot of cupcakes or layer cakes. If you are still not convinced, try this recipe for yourself and be the judge. We promise you are going to love it.

Vanilla Cake Frosting

Creamy, sweet vanilla cake frosting spread like a glorious white cloud on a fresh baked and cooled cake. The delicate flavor of vanilla blended into the creamy white peaks of this vanilla cake frosting.

The best part of this creamy decadent vanilla cake frosting is that the ingredients are no further than your pantry. This easy frosting can be used for cakes, turnovers, cinnamon and sugar breadsticks with vanilla frosting and so much more.

A very easy dessert idea that everyone loves is the Mock Apple Pizza. Simply take canned biscuits and pat down firmly onto a lightly oil sprayed cookie sheet. Biscuits need to be very flattened. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar onto flattened biscuits and bake until light golden.

Remove from oven. Then take 1 can prepared apple pie filling and spread on biscuit dough. Frost this Mock Apple Pizza by using the vanilla cake frosting. Take a spoon of the frosting and just frost in a line across the pizza in several directions. Kids and Adults love this easy dessert.

One thing is sure no matter how you choose to enjoy this vanilla cake frosting everyone will love the taste!

Which do You Prefer for Icing?

Simple Vanilla Cake Frosting Recipe
Summary: Look at this recipe and tell me that it isn't fast and easy! You can add a little of this, a little of that while you are mixing to reach desired consistency.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Icing
Serves or Makes: 10
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  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup softened butter
  1. Combine the salt, butter and vanilla.
  2. Add the sugar, alternately with the milk, mixing until light and fluffy.

Photo Credit: Strawberry Elegance Cake by kyducks, on Flickr
Chocolate Icing Recipe for a Vanilla or Chocolate Cake
Summary: Chocolate frosting is great because it suits all kinds of cakes from vanilla to chocolate or even a fruit cake. This recipe includes cocoa and vanilla for a rich taste.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Icing
Serves or Makes: 5
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  • ¼ cup margarine melted
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 3½ cups confectioners' sugar
  1. In a large bowl, beat margarine and cocoa together until combined.
  2. Add milk and vanilla; beat until smooth.
  3. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until desired consistency is achieved.
  4. Adjust with more milk or confectioners' sugar if necessary.

Photo Credit: FrostingMixed2 by YoAmes, on Flickr

Tips for Perfect Frosting

Frosting is supposed to finish your cupcakes or cake off perfectly, but ensure you get the amount right, making extra if you are worried about not having enough. Too little frosting on a cake is going to be disappointing while too much frosting can overwhelm the cake. You will need 3 or 4 cups of frosting for a 9 inch layer cake. Have the frosting at room temperature before you start spreading it, unless you are using whipped cream which should be chilled.

Beautiful Butter Icing

Buttercream icing is one of the simplest to make, so if you are new to making icing, choose a recipe combining butter, milk and powdered sugar, as well as a flavor like vanilla extract or cocoa powder. Beat the butter until it is light and fluffy, then work in the powdered sugar, and then the milk and flavorings.

Sometimes the frosting might get stiff as you are mixing it. If that happens just add more milk. Remember to scrape down the sides sometimes, so the mixture ends up evenly mixed. It is quicker to use an electric mixer but you can beat frosting by hand if you only have a wooden spoon. It will just take longer. The final step, which is optional, is stirring in a few drops of food coloring, to add a hint of a color, or even make a bright shade.

Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting Recipe for Vanilla Cake
Summary: Why use store bought frosting when real butter cream frosting is so simple to make? - and even more delicious to slather on cupcakes. You'll never go back to packaged frosting after this!
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Icing
Serves or Makes: 1
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  • 2 tbsp whipping cream
  • 1 whole cube of butter
  • 1 small box of powdered sugar
  • 2 tps of vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon (more if desired)
  1. You will need to cream your butter.
  2. Add the vanilla and start adding the powdered sugar and whipping cream alternating each.
  3. Mix with electric mixer on low speed to desired consistency.
Super Easy Buttercream Chocolate Icing Recipe using this recipe: To make it chocolate frosting add 6 to 8 tbsp of cocoa powder to desired chocolate taste. Mix well. You can omit the cinnamon.

Photo Credit: Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting by AlexiUeltzen, on Flickr

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