3/4 cup softened butter or margarine
1 lb. confectioners sugar
3-4 tbsp. milk or light cream
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Cream butter or margarine thoroughly at low speed on electric mixer. Add 1 cup sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Add remaining sugar and milk alternately. Beat until smooth and of the consistency desired for spreading. Add vanilla.
Frosting for two 9'' layers.
Coffee: Add 1 tbsp. instant coffee to butter
Coffee Royal: Add 3 tbsp. coffee to butter and substitute 2 tbsp. rum or brandy for milk.
Chocolate: Blend in 3 oz. melted unsweetened chocolates or 1/3 cup cocoa before adding remaining sugar & milk.