Root beer frosting recipeWe used this frosting for our Root Beer Spice Cake. It’s a simple frosting that works well on any cake.


3/4 cup butter
about 5 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons root beer
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Additional root beer as required


Cream the butter. Add half the powdered sugar and two tablespoons root beer. Gradually add the remaining powdered sugar, beating as you go. Add the nutmeg, vanilla, and more root beer as required to reach a spreadable consistency.

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