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


  • 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.

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Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Hashtag: #frostings

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