This buttercream frosting is a family favorite and works well with just about any cake. This covers one regular size cake from a box mix or 24 cupcakes. Who doesn't love cupcakes?
1 c. unsalted butter, softened
4 tsp. vanilla extract
5 c. confectioners' sugar
3 Tbsp. whole milk
1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter until smooth and then beat in vanilla.
2. Slowly beat in the confectioners' sugar (about 1/2 cup at a time). Continue to beat until smooth.
3. Gradually add the milk and beat until desired consistency.
Apron Strings Note: If you add a few drops of food coloring, do it at the end of step 2. You may not need all of the milk in step 3.