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Buttercream Frosting

Buttercream frosting rich in taste and perfect for piping. 
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buttercream frosting, buttercream recipe, cake decorating frosting, icing recipe
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 584kcal
Author: Kathy


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 pounds powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3-4 Tablespoons milk


  • In a stand mixer, cream butter and shortening together.
  • Mix in powdered sugar. I add half at a time, mix and then add remaining sugar. Mixture will be thick.
  • Add vanilla and 2 tablespoons of milk. Mix
  • Continue adding milk until desired consistency.


To make a frosting that will stand up to warmer weather, use 1/2 cup butter and 1 1/2 cups shortening.
If frosting is too thick, stir in a bit more milk. Just add a little at a time.
Coloring can be added after frosting is made. Just stir in amount of coloring you desire.
Keep left over frosting covered in fridge for up to a week. Bring to room temperature and stir before using.


Calories: 584kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 9mg | Sugar: 74g | Vitamin A: 480IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.1mg