To make vanilla buttercream cupcake frosting, combine 1 cup softened butter, 3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a mixing bowl, and beat until well-blended. Add 1 teaspoon milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and beat until creamy (about three to five minutes).Continue Reading
To make chocolate frosting, combine 2 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar and 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder. Sift mixture, and set aside. Cream 6 tablespoons butter in a large electric mixing bowl until smooth, and alternate adding 5 tablespoons evaporated milk with the sugar mixture. Mix in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and beat until light and fluffy. This frosting is recommended for yellow cupcakes.
For cream cheese frosting, soften 8 ounces cream cheese in a mixing bowl. Gradually mix in 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, and cream until well-blended. Add 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar, and beat until texture is smooth and creamy. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. This frosting is recommended for red velvet cupcakes.
To make a simple coconut buttercream frosting, combine 1/2 cup softened butter, 4 cups powdered sugar, 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk and 1/2 to 1 teaspoon coconut extract (as desired) in a large mixing bowl. Blend all ingredients together until mixture is light and fluffy. Garnish with shredded coconut as desired. This frosting is recommended for coconut, vanilla or chocolate cupcakes.Learn more about Desserts