Buttercream Frosting

Buttercream Frosting

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This creamy frosting will absolutely melt in your mouth. My Grandmother made this for all of her cakes, so the recipe has been guarded for many years. It's truly delectable!!


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10 Min
10 Min


  • 2 c
    crisco, or vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 lb
  • 1 tsp
    butter flavoring (mccormick imitation)*
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 2 lb
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    meringue powder*
  • 1 Tbsp

How to Make Buttercream Frosting


  1. Mix Crisco, butter and salt together on low speed for 5 minutes. Add in the vanilla, butter flavoring, and the almond extract, beating until well blended. Turn off mixer and add meringue powder and 1/2 of the confectioners sugar. Turn the mixer to the slowest speed, and add the remaining confectioners sugar 1/2 cup at a time until the sugar is mixed in. Turn mixer up to medium and beat until smooth and creamy, this should take about 5 minutes.
    *Meringue powder and butter flavoring can be found where cake decorating supplies are sold. The recipe can be made without these two ingredients, but the icing tastes better if you use the butter flavoring, and the icing with hold its shape better with the meringue powder.Sift your confectioners sugar before using.

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