Yield 2 ¾ cups


5 oz                        BUTTER, SOFTENED
1 lb 4 oz               SUGAR, POWDERED, SIFTED (5 cups unsifted)
Pinch                     SALT
1Tbsp                   MILK, NONFAT, DRY
1 ½ tsp                  EXTRACT, VANILLA
3 Tbsp                   WATER


  1. Cream butter in mixer bowl at medium speed 1 to 3 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  2. Sift together powdered sugar, salt, and milk; add to creamed butter or margarine.
  3. Add vanilla while mixing at low speed; add just enough water to obtain a spreading consistency. Scrape down bowl. Beat at medium speed 3 to 5 minutes or until mixture is light and well blended.
  4. Spread immediately on cooled cakes.