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Buttercream Frosting
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Buttercream frosting rich in taste and perfect for piping. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buttercream frosting, buttercream recipe, cake decorating frosting, icing recipe
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 584 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 pounds powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3-4 Tablespoons milk
  1. In a stand mixer, cream butter and shortening together.
  2. Mix in powdered sugar. I add half at a time, mix and then add remaining sugar. Mixture will be thick.
  3. Add vanilla and 2 tablespoons of milk. Mix
  4. Continue adding milk until desired consistency.
Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Buttercream Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 584 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 138mg6%
Potassium 9mg0%
Carbohydrates 75g25%
Sugar 74g82%
Vitamin A 480IU10%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.