The Absolute Best Buttercream Frosting... Ever!

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Whitney Froehlich

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@Indulgencesbywhitney

For years I have searched and searched and searched...and even did some more searching to find a frosting that was identical or almost identical to the frosting you taste from a bakery. And I finally found one! This one right here! You have to try it! I'm tired of the same ole' "butter, powdered sugar and vanilla" type frosting. This frosting can actually be a little expensive because it calls for 5 different extracts. But it's so well worth it. Especially if you're really wanting that "wow factor."

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Frosting that makes you go 'Mmmm..."

Lemon, orange , almond, vanilla... they're all here and they're all so delicious. A must try! The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 22 votes

Comments:
Serves:
Makes enough to ice a 3 8in. layer cake
Prep:
15 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

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  • 1 c
    Crisco
  • 1 c
    lightly salted butter (regular salted butter will work too)
  • 2 Tbsp
    meringue powder
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract (may want to use a clear vanilla for a pure white frosting)
  • 1 tsp
    butter flavoring
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp
    orange extract
  • 1/4 tsp
    lemon extract
  • 2 lb
    powdered sugar (must be brand name - store brand will not work)
  • 5-6 Tbsp
    warm water
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt

How to Make The Absolute Best Buttercream Frosting... Ever!

Step-by-Step

  1. In a small cup, measure out water and salt. Set aside and let the salt dissolve.
  2. If you have a standing mixer it is highly recommended. But a hand held mixer with a very large bowl will work also.

    Cream together the Crisco and butter until well combined.
  3. Add meringue powder and all the extracts and flavorings. Mix well.
  4. On low speed, gradually add the powdered sugar until well combined.

    It will get clumpy after the whole 2lbs. has been distributed.
  5. Continue on low speed and gradually add salt/water mix.

    Add more water to frosting if necessary.

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About The Absolute Best Buttercream Frosting... Ever!

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids




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