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Vanilla Frosting

Details

Time
5 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
2-2/3 cups

This easy homemade vanilla icing will be your go-to recipe for cakes and cupcakes of all sorts. And when you make vanilla frosting from scratch, you have the option to toss in chocolate chips for added texture and flavor.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup
    butter (1/2 stick), softened
  • 1/4 cup
    shortening
  • 2 tsps
    vanilla extract
  • 4 cups
    powdered sugar, divided
  • 3 to 4 Tbsps
    milk
  • Vanilla Frosting with Chocolate Chip:
  • 1/2 cup
    HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips, HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Mini Chips Semi-Sweet Chocolate

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
mixing bowl mixing bowl
mixer mixer
measuring cups measuring cups
rubber scraper rubber scraper
1

Beat butter, shortening and vanilla in large mixer bowl until blended. Beat in 1 cup powdered sugar, beating until creamy.

2

Beat in remaining powdered sugar alternately with milk, beating to spreading consistency.

Vanilla Frosting with Chocolate Chip:

Stir 1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips, HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Mini Chips Semi-Sweet Chocolate into prepared frosting.