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The Best Buttercream Recipe

This is my go-to buttercream recipe that I also use for this 7 Layer Oreo Chocolate Mouse Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine Baking
Keyword buttercream, frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

THE BEST BUTTERCREAM FROSTING RECIPE – INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup butter flavored shortening room temperature
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 lbs powdered sugar or about 8 cups (sifted for best results)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4-6 oz heavy whipping cream

Instructions

THE BEST BUTTERCREAM FROSTING RECIPE – DIRECTIONS

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and butter until fluffy.
  2. Add sugar, one cup at a time, mixing a bit between each addition. When adding sugar, you will want to start the mixer slowly so it doesn’t explode everywhere. Continue creaming until well blended.
  3. Add salt, vanilla, and 6 ounces whipping cream. Blend on low speed until moistened.
  4. Finally, beat at high speed until frosting is fluffy, 1-2 minutes.