- 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, slightly softened
- 2 lbs confectioners sugar, sifted
- 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
- 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla
- 2-3 tablespoons whole milk
STEP 1: Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachement, mix butter and salt on medium until pale and smooth. Roughly 5 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
STEP 2: Add confectioners sugar, one cup at a time. Mixing on low after each addition. Scrape down sides of bowl as needed.
STEP 3: Add vanilla and mix to combine.
STEP 4: Add up to 2-3 tablespoons of milk to reach the desired consistency of icing. Mix on low once more to blend and smooth.
This recipe makes enough icing to fill and frost a standard 8″ cake.