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The corners of a square cake decorated in butter icing and fondant leaves

Butter Icing

This butter icing recipe is a delicious butter-based cake frosting that works very well in humid and warm climates.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Butter Icing
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 785 g
Author: Priya Maha


  • 225 g butter
  • 560 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • food coloring optional


  • Sieve icing sugar to break lumps.
  • In a separate bowl, cream butter till soft. Add icing sugar, a little at a time, beating continuously. Add vanilla and continue beating until butter and icing sugar are well combined.
  • Color as you wish.
  • At this point, the icing should be quite stiff, and it should not be sticking to your finger when lightly pressed.


Calories: 5kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 1mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg