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Sandra Lee's Fast Frosting

PREP TIME
5 mins
YIELDS
Enough to ice a store-bought angel food cake, a 9-inch layer cake or 12 cupcakes
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PREP TIME
5 mins
YIELDS
Enough to ice a store-bought angel food cake, a 9-inch layer cake or 12 cupcakes
RATE THIS RECIPE
(4)

Ingredients

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

Chef notes

This sweet, simple frosting is always perfect for spreading and piping onto any kind of cake or cupcake. It reminds me of the rich frosting my grandma used to make.

Swap option: It's OK to use unsalted butter with a pinch of salt. Use whatever flavor extract you have on hand if you'd like a different taste, such as maple or lemon. 

Preparation

1.

With a hand mixer or a dinner fork and fortitude (aka a lot of elbow grease), combine softened butter, vanilla and cream.

2.

Add powdered sugar gradually. Mix until frosting is smooth and creamy.