Classic Buttercream Frosting

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Christine

A classic frosting used in my family for generations.

Top Review by Cooking to Perfecti

This has got to be the best buttercream frosting recipe I have ever had or made! The only change I would make is that I found that 1 1/2 lb of powdered sugar was enough to satisfy my sweet tooth. Also, I think that 2 lb would have made my frosting too thick, but it just depends on personal preference. Either way, it's a keeper!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place butter, shortening, milk, vanilla, salt and one pound of sugar in large bowl.
  2. Beat at low speed until combined.
  3. Gradually add the other pound of sugar.
  4. Stop and scrape sides.
  5. Beat on high until mixture is light and fluffy.
  6. Keep covered with plastic wrap to prevent crusting.
  7. Chocolate Buttercream: For each pound of sugar used in the butter cream, allow 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa, 3 tablespoons butter and 0.125 teaspoon salt.

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