My Favorite Butter Cream Frosting Recipes

My Favorite Butter Cream Frosting Recipes

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Cecelia Anderson


These are three of my favorite butter cream frosting recipes. All three of these recipes are tried and true.
The first recipe is for a Wilton Butter Cream icing using both shortening and butter. The second recipe is a recipe I have used for many, many years, right off of the Domino Confectioners Sugar box, and lastly a recipe taken from a Wilton Cake Decorating Class I took a few years back.


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  • 1/2 c
    solid vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 5 c
    sifted confectioner's sugar (there are 4 cups in a pound)
  • 3 Tbsp

  • 1 lb
    pkg. domino confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 c
  • 3-4 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp

  • 1 c
    solid white vegetable shortening
  • 1 tsp
    wilton flavor (vanilla, almond or butter)
  • 2 Tbsp
    milk or water
  • 1 lb
    pure cane confectioners sugar (approximately 4 cups)
  • 1 Tbsp
    wilton meringue powder
  • 1 pinch
    salt (optional)

How to Make My Favorite Butter Cream Frosting Recipes


  1. Wilton Buttercream icing: In a large mixing bowl: cream butter and shortening with electric mixer.
  2. Add vanilla. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed.
  3. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all the sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add milk and beat at high speed until light and fluffy.
  4. Keep icing covered with a damp cloth until you are ready to decorate.
  5. Domino Sugar Butter Cream Frosting:

    Combine in a large bowl, with mixer at low speed, confectioner's sugar, butter, milk and vanilla.
  6. Beat at medium speed 1-2 minutes until creamy. If desired, add more milk until frosting is spreading consistency. Makes enough to fill and frost 2-layer cake, 13x9x2-inch sheet cake or 24 cupcakes.
  7. Professional Butter Cream Frosting:
    Cream shortening, flavoring and water. Add dry ingredients and mix on medium speed until all ingredients have been thoroughly mixed together.
  8. Blend an additional minute or so, until creamy.
    Chocolate Buttercream Variation:
    Add 3/4 cup cocoa or three 1 oz. unsweetened chocolate squares, melted and additional 1 to 2 tablespoons water to recipe. Mix until well blended.

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