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american butter cream icing

Recipe by
mary hendricks
conyers, GA

I don't know where I learned this one .. I've made it for 48 years lol tried and true

prep time 15 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For american butter cream icing

  • 1/2 c
    salted butter
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 6 c
    powdered sugar
  • 3-4 Tbsp
    cream or milk
  • 1.3 c
    cocoa powder unsweetened ( optional for chocolate icing )

How To Make american butter cream icing

  • 1
    Let butter soften to room temp but not TO soft
  • 2
    add butter to Crisco in bowl. And cream together on low speed
  • 3
    Once well mixed. Add sifted powder sugar a cup at a time on low speed.
  • 4
    Add vanilla mix on low speed and then Slowly add 1 tbsp of milk or cream at a time on med speed 3 tbsp stop... and whip on high for a couple minutes until smooth If it is to thick at whipping stage slowly drizzle last table spoon of milk until it has loosened up a little.
  • 5
    If adding cocoa powder add before final whipping on slow speed once Incorporated kick back on to high speed and finish whipping. Do not over whip so as not to cause separation of butter.