The Absolute Best Buttercream Frosting... Ever!

Whitney Froehlich


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."

★★★★★ 21 votes
Makes enough to ice a 3 8in. layer cake
15 Min
No-Cook or Other

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Frosting that makes you go 'Mmmm..."

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


1 c
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

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


  • 1In a small cup, measure out water and salt. Set aside and let the salt dissolve.
  • 2If 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.
  • 3Add meringue powder and all the extracts and flavorings. Mix well.
  • 4On low speed, gradually add the powdered sugar until well combined.

    It will get clumpy after the whole 2lbs. has been distributed.
  • 5Continue 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