Favorite Buttercream Frosting

So, I make CAKES. Obviously, you can see here on the right that I have a couple CAKE books. This just happens to be my FAVORITE frosting recipe. It's super YUM and goes with every cake you can imagine!

Favorite Buttercream Frosting
1 cup butter, room temp
4 ounces cream cheese, room temp
Dash or two of salt 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons milk, if needed

In a bowl, beat the butter, cream cheese, salt, and vanilla together until smooth. Beat in the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Add milk to frosting until desired consistency is reached. (You will want a more stiff frosting if piping onto cupcakes or for decorating.)
TIP: If you want a cream cheese frosting (which I also love!), reduce the butter to 1/2 cup and use a whole block of cream cheese instead. You probably won't need the milk this way, or maybe only 1 tablespoon. And the basic frosting tip: if you need your frosting more stiff add more powdered sugar. If you need it thin, add milk by the tablespoon until desired consistency is reached!
BONUS TIP: Add all sorts of fun flavors to your basic frosting by using different extracts or yummy citrus zests. Just add the extract on top of the vanilla, reducing the amount slightly. Add the zests according to your taste. For chocolate frosting, add about 1/2 cup cocoa. (You may be able to add less powdered sugar if doing the cocoa.)

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