Saturday, March 24, 2012

Vanilla Butter Frosting


No, no... your eyes are not deceiving you.  This is a chocolate frosted Bonnie Butter Cake.  This frosting is a sweet one.  So, if you are not a fan of sweet, sugary heaven, leave your cake naked!


2/3 cup butter, softened
4 cups confectioners' (10x) sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2-3 TBS milk or until desired consistency


1)  Blend butter and sugar.

2)  Stir in vanilla and milk; beat until frosting is smooth and of spreading consistency.

Note:  This generously frosts a 13x9-inch cake or two 8- or 9-inch layers.


Chocolate Butter Frosting:  Add 1/2-3/4 cup cocoa powder or desired taste.

Orange (or Lemon) Butter Frosting:  Omit vanilla and substitute orange (or lemon) juice for the milk; stir in 2 tsp grated or orange (or 1/2 tsp grated lemon) peel.

Pineapple Butter Frosting: Omit vanilla and milk; stir in 1/3 cup well-drained crushed pineapple.

Peanut Butter Frosting: Substitute peanut butter for the butter; increase milk to 1/4 to 1/3 cup.

Maple-Nut Butter Frosting: Substitute 1/2 cup maple-flavored syrup for the vanilla and milk; stir in 1/4 cup finely chopped nuts.

Recipe adapted from the 1969 Betty Crocker Cookbook.

This recipe may be linked to these food blog hops.




  1. Sounds so good! I love that you included all of the different variations! :-) Feel free to link this up on Tuesday. Now, I want some cake, lol! Hope you are having a great weekend! Many blessings, Lisa

  2. It is refreshing for me to see that people still make frosted layer cakes. :) I am going to try your cake recipe soon. Thanks for sharing.


  3. Stopping by from the Melt in Your Mouth Monday Blog Hop!

  4. I could eat that frosting on its own - no cake necessary!!

    Thanks for sharing at Cookbook Sundays.

    Sue :-)

  5. oh wow..this looks delicious!!

  6. Both of the frostings are very appealing. I think the first one might be my favourite.
    Thanks for posting.

  7. I just made my brother's birthday cake with a frosting recipe very similar. :-) I'll have to try yours next time around! Thanks so much for sharing with Tuesdays At The Table.

  8. Yummy birthday cakes! And a very special one, I might add- sweet 16! Blessings to you and your family! Thank you so much for stopping by and linking up with us again at Kids in the Kitchen. I love seeing what you make each week. Would so love it if you would link back to us on Tuesdays- Kids in the Kitchen. We would love that! (
    Thanks Ellen! I am a new follower of yours on Twitter, yea! May you have a blessed week and I can't wait to see what you share with us next week at Kids in the Kitchen. Blessings! :)

  9. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :) This looks divine!

  10. This is a lovely frosting recipe, and I've clicked over to the Bonny Butter cake as well and it looks fantastic. What a treat! It is so nice that you are using your Mom's recipe - I love family traditions like that.

  11. this is a wonderful recipe. Thank you for the variations too, love it. P.S> thank you for joining in the blog hop fun :-)

  12. That looks great!

  13. Hi Ellen,
    I think it would be ok to have a slice of that fabulous cake for breakfast, don't you? Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. Oh I am a fan of sweet sugary goodness :) thanks for linking up with us! We have a new link up for Kids in the Kitchen starting tomorrow! (Tues) hope you'll join us with another fabulous recipe (it doesn't have to be new)

  15. What a lovely cake...Thanks for linking up @CountryMommaCooks…..hope to see you again tonight and have a wonderful weekend:)


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