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Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

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  • Yield: 1 batch frosts and fills 1 (9-inch) 2-layer cake
  • Prep Time:  5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup butter OR margarine softened
  • 2 tablespoons Karo® Light Corn Syrup
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Dash salt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • Food Coloring - Various Colors as desired


  • Beat butter, corn syrup, vanilla and salt in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons milk. Add additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time as needed, to reach desired spreading consistency. Add food coloring, if desired.
  • Recipe will frost 24 cupcakes OR a 2-layer cake (8 or 9-inch) OR a 13 x 9-inch cake.

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