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Old-Fashioned Frosting

By Paula Deen


  • 2 sticks room temperature butter
  • 8 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or other flavoring


Cream softened butter and add 4 cups sugar, milk and vanilla. Beat with paddle attachment until smooth gradually add the rest of sugar to reach frosting consistency*.

*Cook’s Note: Add more sugar to get this consistency.