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    Classic Buttercream Frosting

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    10 mins

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    *~Christine~*'s Note:

    A classic frosting used in my family for generations.

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    1. 1
      Place butter, shortening, milk, vanilla, salt and one pound of sugar in large bowl.
    2. 2
      Beat at low speed until combined.
    3. 3
      Gradually add the other pound of sugar.
    4. 4
      Stop and scrape sides.
    5. 5
      Beat on high until mixture is light and fluffy.
    6. 6
      Keep covered with plastic wrap to prevent crusting.
    7. 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.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 05, 2002


      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!

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    • on October 20, 2002


      This is very good and also pipes well. I used this on a First Holy Communion cake and I had enough to frost a half sheet cake plus color the remaining with food coloring and pipe around the outside and write with. I also only had to use 1 1/2 lbs. of sugar to get the right consistency. Thanks!

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    • on June 10, 2002


      extremely rich, but extremely yummy. I decorated my first cake with this frosting. Will definetly be using this recipe and no longer buying the frosting from the stores!!! Thank you...

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    Nutritional Facts for Classic Buttercream Frosting

    Serving Size: 1 (104 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 662.3
    Calories from Fat 218
    Total Fat 24.2 g
    Saturated Fat 12.8 g
    Cholesterol 47.8 mg
    Sodium 84.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 113.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 111.0 g
    Protein 0.6 g

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