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


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.

About this Recipe

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