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This recipe frosts 12 cupcakes


2  cups powdered sugar, sifted
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons whole milk
A few drops of pure vanilla extract


1-Beat the powdered sugar and butter together in a freestanding electric mixer with a paddle attachment on medium-slow speed until the mixture comes together and is well mixed.

2-Turn the mixer down to a slower speed.

3-Combine the milk and vanilla in a separate bowl, then add to the butter mixture a couple of teaspoons at a time. Once the milk/vanilla mixture has been incorporated, turn the mixer up to high speed.

4-Continue beating for at least 5 minutes or until the frosting is light and fluffy.

5-Frosts 12 cupcakes