I love to bake! It’s obvious from all the recipes I share on this blog. But there was always one recipe that wasn’t my favorite….Vanilla Buttercream icing. I mean it’s really good but almost too sweet for me. I have tried many different ways to make this recipe and it’s never been perfect for me, until now!
Last week I wanted to make cupcakes and my kids wanted vanilla icing. As I thought about it more and more i realized that I could use anything as the “liquid” part of the icing. So after looking in my cabinet – I decided to try sweetened condensed milk instead of half and half or heavy whipping cream. (We do love this vanilla icing that actually uses real sugar and I really should make this more!)
I am so glad I did. My kids agreed that they love this recipe. It’s sweet but it doesn’t taste like you are eating all powdered sugar.
I made my chocolate cake recipe that starts with a mix but has a few more ingredients to make it light and fluffy. We made cupcakes and frosted them with Sweetened Condensed Milk Buttercream Frosting. This recipe will frost a 9×13 cake and 24 cupcakes. If you are going to pipe the icing or make 2- 9 inch cakes, I would make 1.5 of the recipe to have enough to be generous with the icing.
Sweetened Condensed Milk Buttercream Frosting
- 2 sticks of butter, softened (1 cup)
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Using a mixer (I prefer a standing mixer) beat the butter for about 2 minutes until it is light and fluffy. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until it is well combined.
- It will be hard at first and then once it’s all combined it will be a delicious fluffy icing you can use on your favorite cakes!!
Do you have any special ingredient you add to your icing recipe?