Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1-2 tsp milk
In mixing bowl, add powdered sugar and butter, mix on low speed. Mix in vanilla and 1 tablespoon of the milk.
Gradually add in the remaining milk, the frosting should appear more smooth.
If the frosting is too thick, add in more milk a few drops at a time.
If frosting becomes too thin, beat in a small amount of powdered sugar.
This makes enough to frosts a 13×9-inch cake or a 9-inch two-layer cake.
This cake was made for Christmas Day covered in coconut flakes; for Christmas Eve we replaced the vanilla in this recipe with peppermint extract for a minty frosting.