Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Daisy Jay


I've been searching for the perfect buttercream frosting recipe for a very long time. And trust me, this is it (coming from a skeptic and critic).

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Makes about 3 cups
10 Min


1/2 c
crisco shortening
1/2 c
unsalted butter, softened
1 Tbsp
meringue powder
1 tsp
vanilla extract (clear vanilla extract for pure white frosting)
4 c
powdered sugar, sifted
2 Tbsp
milk (or water)


1Add shortening and butter into bowl. Cream together until well-blended. (You can use a stand mixer, hand mixer, or even mix it by hand if you have to).
2Add vanilla and milk.
3Whisk in meringue powder into powdered sugar. Add powdered sugar into the bowl, one cup at a time; beating on a low speed.
4If your frosting is too stiff, you can add more milk, one tablespoon at a time. If your frosting is too thin, just add a little more powdered sugar until you get your desired consistency.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts