Grandma’s Icing

This is a recipe that I made recently and wanted to share with you guys.  I got this from my mother-in-law and it didn’t have all the measurements but I think I came close.  This is a sweet icing but paired with a white cake this works great.

I made the icing a little thinner so that it would drip down all sides which left a mess on the plate.   This is a delicious cake and my husband couldn’t wait to take a piece.




2 sticks of butter

2 lbs. confectioners’ sugar

3 tbsp. of Can milk

½ tsp Vanilla



Put the butter in a pan and brown but careful not to burn it.   Take off heat and let the butter cool.

Put the confectioners’ sugar in a bowl and slowly pour in the butter. Mix until well incorporated.

Add in the milk one tablespoon at a time until you get the consistency you want.

Add in the vanilla for flavoring.

Spread the frosting on each layer and then on top and sides.

Use a white cake for best results.


The cake was just a box.  I didn’t feel like doing the cake from scratch this time.


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