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Buttercream Frosting February 11, 2009


This is a basic buttercream recipe. I will use this basic recipe, but I really like to use it base and modify it.

1 c. crisco vegetable shortening – regular or butter. (try not to substitute)
1 t. flavoring (vanilla or almond or butter or whatever flavor you like)
2 Tblsp. milk or water
1 lb power sugar – sifter (1 lb is about 4 cups)
1 Tblsp. meringue powder

Cream the crisco, flavoring and milk.
Add the dry ingredients.
Beat until smooth.

This will make a “stiff” consistency frosting. If you need a softer frosting – add milk or water a 1/2 Tblsp at a time, until you reach the desired consistency.

If you would like to make Chocolate Buttercream, add about 1/2 c. of cocoa. Increase you liquid by about 2 Tblsp. Continue to add liquid 1/2 Tblsp at a time to reach desired consistency. I will also add cooled chocolate ganache to this recipe to get a better tasting chocolate frosting.

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2 Responses to “Buttercream Frosting”

  1. Cindy Says:

    Pam, your Buttercream Icing is the best I’ve ever had. I thought my Mom in law’s icing was great – but yours is head and shoulders above that.

  2. Cindy Says:

    Pam, your Buttercream Icing is the best I’ve ever had. That Valentine’s cake you made was the hit of the party.

    I thought my Mom in law’s icing was great – but yours is head and shoulders above that.


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