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Buttercream Frosting Recipes

A tasty frosting is essential to making great cakes and cupcakes and buttercream is a popular choice. This page contains buttercream frosting recipes.


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March 5, 2019

This recipe is super easy and sweet yummy. With using 3 to 4 ingredients.This frosting can be made ahead and put away in the freezer for later use, for those upcoming surprises.


  • 3 cups powder sugar,2 sticks butter,1/4 cup milk(pour a little at a time for thickness)for chocolate frosting add 1/2 cup cocoa powder(unsweeten)


  1. With your mixer, beat pre soften butter. Scrape down sides of mixer.
  2. Add powder sugar a little at a time and mix at low speed. Add the rest of powder sugar, along with half of your milk. Mix low, blend.
  3. Add the rest of the milk, blend medium speed (If you want your frosting thinner, add a tablespoon of milk at a time).
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  5. For chocolate frosting add powder sugar and cocoa together
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March 31, 2010


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 egg yolk*
  • 1 tsp. vanilla + 1 tsp. any other extract you like, coconut, anise, cherry etc.
  • 1 Tbsp. cream
*I use 1 cup dry instant non fat milk instead. Or Egg Beaters for safety.


Cream butter and sugar, add remaining ingredients. Beat until mixture is thick and creamy. Add more powdered sugar for frosting thick enough for pastry tube decorator. Add food coloring if you like.

Source: My friend, Mary Alice

By Vi Johnson from Moorpark, CA

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May 20, 2018

Have been thinking of trying PS99 instead of Crisco in my buttercream. Would I use the same amount? I use a half cup with each single batch. I am having some separation issues lately.


May 21, 20180 found this helpful
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this sounds like a good idea. Apparently, products like ps99 not only allow for more absorption of sugar and liquid than regular shortening, but it also cuts out the greasy taste and makes the baked goods hold up better in warm climates. If your separation issues are coming from temperature issues, this could help solve your problems.


You do however have to rely on more extracts to make it flavorful, and you cannot bake with it at all! It must be applied afterwards

some ppl on the forums make it sound like ps99 and crisco are pretty interchangeable, in fact some ppl use 1/2 crisco 1/2 ps99 and it comes out fine

here's a recipe that i'm sticking below

2 cups (386 g) high ratio shortening (We use Sweetex and CK brands)
2 Tablespoons (24 g) clear vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon (2 g) butter flavoring
1/2 teaspoon (2 g) lemon or almond flavoring
4 lbs. (1820 g) confectioners sugar
1 cup (238 g) or more if needed - milk or heavy cream (you get a softer crust using heavy cream)
1/2 to 1 teaspoon (2g to 4g ) salt ( I use popcorn salt because of its fine grain or let your regular salt dissolve in the milk) This will cut the sweetness.


Cream the shortening and flavorings . Add the confectioners sugar and cream, mixing slowing and gradually increasing speed . Mix approx. 8 min. until creamy and smooth, DURING THE LAST 2 TO 3 MINUTES OF MIXING SLOW DOWN THE SPEED TO VERY SLOW THIS WILL ELIMINATE MOST OF THE AIR BUBBLES THAT OCCUR. If you are still seeing what looks like bubbles that have burst (small circles) in your buttercream, continue to add milk a teaspoon at a time until most of them disappear.
This is still sweet though the salt cuts some of the sweetness.

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September 8, 20170 found this helpful

Real butter combined with powdered sugar, vanilla, and a bit of milk makes one of the most delicious icings you will ever taste. You can easily swap out the butter and milk with vegan friendly ingredients.


This page contains instructions for making real buttercream icing (with vegan option).

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September 8, 20170 found this helpful

Buttercream frosting is a favorite for decorating cakes and other baked goods. This page contains a simple buttercream recipe.

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April 18, 20190 found this helpful

Combine confectioners sugar, butter, vanilla, and heavy whipping cream to make this delicious and easy to work with buttercream frosting. This page contains the recipe and steps for making an easy buttercream recipe.

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April 14, 20190 found this helpful

Using lemon extract in place of vanilla in a buttercream frosting is delicious. Use some festive food colors to decorate your cupcakes. This is a recipe for colorful lemon buttercream frosting.

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