My Favorite Butter Cream Frosting Recipes

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My Favorite Butter Cream Frosting Recipes

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)


1Wilton Buttercream icing: In a large mixing bowl: cream butter and shortening with electric mixer.
2Add vanilla. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed.
3Scrape 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.
4Keep icing covered with a damp cloth until you are ready to decorate.
5Domino Sugar Butter Cream Frosting:

Combine in a large bowl, with mixer at low speed, confectioner's sugar, butter, milk and vanilla.
6Beat 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.
7Professional Butter Cream Frosting:
Cream shortening, flavoring and water. Add dry ingredients and mix on medium speed until all ingredients have been thoroughly mixed together.
8Blend 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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
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