Cake and Cupcake Frostings

Make your own frosting!  Vanilla, chocolate, butterscotch or lemon!

Super easy

Cake and Cupcake Frostings


For 4 Batch(es)


  • 3 cup(s) or more of icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoon(s) soft butter or margarine
  • small amount of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, OR
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) butterscotch flavouring, OR
  • 3 tablespoon(s) cocoa, sifted, a bit more milk, OR
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) lemon flavouring

Cake and Cupcake Frostings Directions

BASIC RECIPE - Using a fork, blend icing sugar and butter, while adding small amounts of milk, (no more than 1/2 teaspoon at a time) to make mixture wet. Continue to add milk sparingly until its well-blended and the mixture resembles a workable paste (not too runny but not too stiff).

For VANILLA ICING - add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla to Basic Recipe.

For CHOCOLATE ICING - add 3 tablespoons sifted cocoa and a bit more milk to Basic Recipe.

For BUTTERSCOTCH ICING - add 1/2 teaspoon butterscotch flavouring to Basic Recipe.

For LEMON ICING - add 1/2 teaspoon lemon flavouring to Basic Recipe.

Using a dinner knife, frost the sides of the cake, then the top.

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