Special Buttercream Frosting Recipe

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Prepare time: 30 mins
Ready in: 30 mins
Servings: 36
Yield: 7 – 1/2 cups

Special Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Learn how to makes an ideal buttercream for frosting cakes and decorating them with borders. This Homemade Buttercream Frosting is one of the best basic recipes to have on hand.


  • 2 cups shortening
  • 8 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons clear imitation vanilla extract
  • 6 fluid ounces heavy cream


1Cream shortening until fluffy. Add confectioner’s sugar and continue creaming until well blended.


2Add salt, vanilla, and whipping cream blend on low speed until moistened. Add additional whipping cream if necessary (up to 2 ounces). Beat at high speed until frosting is fluffy.

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