Kathryn Smith's Buttercream Frosting


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Another vanilla frosting – this one a buttercream. It has nice flavor and spreads easily.


6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 pound confectioners' sugar
3 to 4 tablespoons milk


Cream butter with vanilla. Add salt. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, beating thoroughly after each addition. Stir in milk and beat until frosting is the right consistency for spreading.

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Makes enough for two 9-inch layers or 3 dozen cupcakes.

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